Hosted by Boris Karloff
Guest Stars: Mary Astor, Lin McCarthy, Jack Livesey, Dorothy Green, Hardie Albright
Directed by Arthur Hiller
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)
After a former movie star dies mysteriously and her body is found by strangers, her friend and her ex-husband begin to look for answers.
A late-career showcase for Astor, best known for her role in The Maltese Falcon twenty years earlier, this episode at first seems routine with a too-obvious plot twist. But as the story settles in and shifts from a mystery to a suspense thriller, it becomes exciting and leads up to a worthy climax, with Astor turning in an exceptional performance, abetted by some camera trickery and great work by makeup artist Jack Barron.
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