I've probably seen this a dozen times and the end of it STILL BOTHERS ME. Did I mention William Shatner (young, beautiful William Shatner?) is one of the characters in the frame narrative? The story begins in the 1920's with Shatner, going through the belongings of an old maid aunt who's passed away, finding a single glass eyeball in a jewlery box, and telling his young fiance/wife/ladyfriend the tale of how it came to be in his aunt's possession. Flashback to twenty years earlier, turn of the century, and his aunt, a prim, lonely spinster, played by an impossibly young Jessica Tandy (I can't wrap my head around her not being eighty years old! Or at least like 50 years old, circa The Birds) becomes infatuated with a ventriloquist act. Who wouldn't want to date a ventriloquist? But it's Alfred Hitchcock, so you know things don't end up all hunky dory by the credits roll. Check it out, if that sufficiently piques your interest!
Keep a good thought for me as I try to dig my way out from under these piles of educational theory articles and make sense of the notes I took last week, and I'll see you all tomorrow!