A Crime for Mothers is the sixteenth episode of the sixth season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Jane and Ralph Birdwell get an unexpected and unwelcome visit from Mrs. Meade, their foster daughter's biological mother. It's been seven years since they took responsibility for the girl, but an adoption was never formalized as Mrs. Meade had simply disappeared. Meade now wants money from the Birdwells and threatens to sue to get her daughter back. A private detective suggests that Mrs. Meade just take her daughter and demand $25,000 from the Birdwells to give her back. She agrees but things don't quite go as the planned.
- Claire Trevor as Mrs. Meade
- Biff Elliot as Phil Ames
- Patricia Smith as Jane Birdwell
- Robert Sampson as Ralph Birdwell