At a house party, Lucy Prior allows herself to be hypnotized by Miles Farnham. While under his spell, she claims to be a woman living in 1853 and in the process of describing what she did, picks up a pair of scissors and kills her husband. In looking into the case, the coroner determines that in 1853 a woman did just as Lucy described but is suspicious that this could be a sham. At the inquest, Miles suggests that he hypnotize Lucy, with unexpected consequences.
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This episode was remade in 1985 for the 1980s "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" as "Wake Me When I'm Dead" with Barbara Hershey and Buck Henry. See more
Lucy states that the US president in 1853 was "Benjamin Pierce." There was never any President Benjamin Pierce. Franklin Pierce took the office in March 1853, following Millard Fillmore. Pierce's father and one of his sons were named Benjamin, however. See more