In "Epitaph" a grieving, angry spinster rejects and then falls in love with her dead sister's husband.
As the episode opens, Lucinda visits the grave of Phoebe, her recently deceased sister. She believes that Phoebe's husband, Martin, was the cause of her death. She knows it was only her money that he was after and promises her dead sister that Martin won't get away with it.
Later, when Phoebe's will is read aloud, Lucinda learns that her sister has left her half of their family estate to Martin. Lucinda is furious, but there is nothing she can do to change the situation.
Martin refuses to leave the home that Phoebe has left for him. He tries his best to get Lucinda to cooperate, but she won't have anything to do with him.
As time passes, however, Martin manages to get on Lucinda's good side. So much so, that they end up becoming engaged-- and the truth unfolds.
"Epitaph" was written by Walter Black and produced by Bruno Zirato, Jr. Paul McGrath, the familiar host of Inner Sanctum, starred as Martin and Barbara Becker played Lucinda. Also appearing were Frank Barrens, Mary Michael, and Joan Lorring. This episode aired on July 9, 1961.
Photo of Paul McGrath