A group of studio executives and a leading lady (Gia Scala) view a screening of a black mass, and are impressed by the performance of Karl Jorla. They want him for the lead in their next horror picture, so they fly him into Hollywood from France. They need to arrange for publicity but Jorla refuses, saying that the film they observed was of him as the real-life arch-priest of a group of devil worshipers who will track him down and kill him. The studio tries to protect him, but he trusts no one. He disappears, then suddenly emerges three days later in a scene with the leading lady, cryptically mumbling the address in Topanga Canyon where he may be located. The police find his murdered corpse, but an autopsy reveals that he has been dead for at least three days.
Did You Know?
During Hitchcock's closing remarks at the end of the show, he's advanced on by a slender figure, in tights, with a very strange head. The head is an unused design for the aliens in "It Came from Outer Space." This seems to be its only appearance on screen. See more
When Karl Jorla is attacked by the guy with the kris (type of knife) the shape of it keeps changing throughout the ensuing fight. See more