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The late Patricia Breslin as the evil Margo

Margo (Patricia Breslin; 1931-2011) was the main villainess from Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode 7.24, "Apex" (airdate March 20, 1962). She is the next-door neighbor of Claude and Clara, and is the best friend of the latter, who cried on Margo's proverbial shoulder over her suspicions that Claude is cheating on her.

However, Margo is later revealed as Claude's mistress, and after the reveal, she informed Claude that Clara suspects him. Claude decides that he'll kill Clara, but when he attempts to do so, he backs off and decides to hire a hitman. After Claude chickens out, the evil Margo decides to take matters in her own hands, and her opportunity came when Clara invited the villainess over to her home.

Clara continues to suspect Claude of cheating on her, but Margo offers to make Clara a cup of her favorite tea, which Clara accepts. In the kitchen, Margo poisons Clara's cup, and Clara begins to succumb to the effects, all while Margo stalls and watches. After Clara dies, Margo washes the cup and places Clara's prints on it, making sure that she cannot be implicated in Clara's murder. In the end of the episode, Margo is visited by George Weeks, the hitman that Claude paid $1000 to kill Clara. Weeks grabs a golf club and beats Margo to death, thinking that she is Clara.


  • Patricia Breslin appeared three times on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, with "Apex" being her last of the series and her only appearance as a villainess.
  • Patricia Breslin later played another Hitchcock villainess on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, appearing during the second season as the evil Doris Parkerson.