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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: :  -- The investigation into the murder of Count Mattoni continues as more suspects are identified.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: :  -- Count Mattoni's murderer is finally unmasked but escapes justice.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: :  -- Count Mattoni is brutally murdered and Scotland Yard Inspector Davidson must wade through a myriad of suspects.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: :  -- An unsuspecting college professor with a promiscuous younger wife and a hole in a cellar leads to an unexpected opportunity.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 5: Episode 3 -- An angry young man (Clint Kimbrough) accurately predicts an impending death. With Amy Douglass and Norma Crane.

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Release Date:
2 October 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Hitchcock, the Greatest See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host / ... (268 episodes, 1955-1962)
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Series Directed by
Robert Stevens (44 episodes, 1955-1961)
Paul Henreid (28 episodes, 1957-1962)
Herschel Daugherty (24 episodes, 1956-1962)
Norman Lloyd (19 episodes, 1958-1962)
Alfred Hitchcock (17 episodes, 1955-1961)
Arthur Hiller (17 episodes, 1958-1961)
Alan Crosland Jr. (16 episodes, 1960-1962)
James Neilson (12 episodes, 1956-1958)
Jus Addiss (10 episodes, 1955-1957)
John Brahm (10 episodes, 1959-1961)
Robert Stevenson (7 episodes, 1955-1959)
Don Taylor (7 episodes, 1957-1959)
Don Weis (5 episodes, 1955-1962)
Stuart Rosenberg (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Florey (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bernard Girard (4 episodes, 1962)
John Newland (4 episodes, 1962)
Jules Bricken (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
John Meredyth Lucas (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Boris Sagal (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Don Medford (2 episodes, 1955)
Francis M. Cockrell (2 episodes, 1956)
Robert Altman (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Leonard Horn (2 episodes, 1959-1962)
Paul Almond (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Bretaigne Windust (2 episodes, 1959)
Ida Lupino (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
George Stevens Jr. (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Writing credits
Henry Slesar (37 episodes, 1957-1962)
Robert C. Dennis (30 episodes, 1955-1959)
Francis M. Cockrell (18 episodes, 1955-1959)
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (16 episodes, 1956-1960)
James P. Cavanagh (15 episodes, 1956-1962)
William Fay (14 episodes, 1958-1962)
Marian B. Cockrell (11 episodes, 1955-1960)
Stirling Silliphant (11 episodes, 1956-1959)
Harold Swanton (10 episodes, 1955-1962)
Robert Bloch (10 episodes, 1960-1962)
Sarett Rudley (9 episodes, 1956-1959)
Joel Murcott (9 episodes, 1957-1962)
Stanley Ellin (8 episodes, 1956-1962)
John Collier (7 episodes, 1956-1961)
Bill S. Ballinger (7 episodes, 1959-1961)
Victor Wolfson (6 episodes, 1956-1960)
Roald Dahl (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
Bryce Walton (6 episodes, 1959-1962)
Halsted Welles (6 episodes, 1959-1962)
Ray Bradbury (5 episodes, 1956-1962)
Fredric Brown (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Alec Coppel (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
Helen Nielsen (5 episodes, 1959-1961)
C.B. Gilford (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Jerry Sohl (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Richard Carr (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Stacy Aumonier (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
Andrew Solt (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
Cornell Woolrich (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
Thomas Burke (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Emily Neff (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Evan Hunter (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Roy Vickers (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Irving Elman (3 episodes, 1958-1962)
Margaret Manners (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Kathleen Hite (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Talmage Powell (3 episodes, 1959-1962)
Charlotte Armstrong (3 episodes, 1960)
Allan Vaughan Elston (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Norman Daniels (2 episodes, 1956-1962)
Gwen Bagni (2 episodes, 1956)
Eustace Cockrell (2 episodes, 1956)
Irwin Gielgud (2 episodes, 1956)
Joseph Ruscoll (2 episodes, 1956)
A.J. Russell (2 episodes, 1956)
Frank Gabrielson (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Lawrence Treat (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
A.A. Milne (2 episodes, 1957)
F.J. Smith (2 episodes, 1957)
Robert Arthur (2 episodes, 1958-1961)
Rose Simon Kohn (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Casey Robinson (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Donald Honig (2 episodes, 1958)
Jay Folb (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Albert E. Lewin (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Burt Styler (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Turner (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
William O'Farrell (2 episodes, 1959)
John Cheever (2 episodes, 1960)
Allan Gordon (2 episodes, 1960)
Thomas Grant (2 episodes, 1960)
Eli Jerome (2 episodes, 1960)
John T. Kelley (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Richard Levinson (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
William Link (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Nicholas Monsarrat (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Calvin Clements Sr. (2 episodes, 1961)

Series Produced by
Joan Harrison .... producer / associate producer (268 episodes, 1955-1962)
Norman Lloyd .... associate producer (184 episodes, 1957-1962)
Alfred Hitchcock .... producer / executive producer (8 episodes, 1955-1962)
 
Series Cinematography by
John L. Russell (75 episodes, 1955-1962)
Reggie Lanning (56 episodes, 1955-1958)
John F. Warren (48 episodes, 1957-1962)
Lionel Lindon (37 episodes, 1957-1960)
Neal Beckner (26 episodes, 1960-1962)
Dale Deverman (11 episodes, 1961-1962)
Lester Shorr (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Ellsworth Fredericks (2 episodes, 1957)
Joseph LaShelle (2 episodes, 1957)
Benjamin H. Kline (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Edward W. Williams (266 episodes, 1955-1962)
 
Series Art Direction by
John J. Lloyd (137 episodes, 1956-1962)
Martin Obzina (115 episodes, 1955-1962)
Arthur Lonergan (8 episodes, 1958-1959)
George Patrick (2 episodes, 1956-1960)
John Meehan (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Set Decoration by
James Redd (116 episodes, 1955-1962)
John McCarthy Jr. (77 episodes, 1959-1962)
Julia Heron (44 episodes, 1959-1962)
George Milo (23 episodes, 1958-1960)
Glen Daniels (20 episodes, 1961-1962)
James M. Walters Sr. (14 episodes, 1956-1961)
Rudy Butler (12 episodes, 1960-1961)
Perry Murdock (8 episodes, 1956-1958)
Ralph Sylos (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jerry Welch (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Mac Mulcahy (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Hal Gausman (4 episodes, 1960)
Fred M. MacLean (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
 
Series Makeup Department
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (229 episodes, 1956-1962)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (212 episodes, 1956-1962)
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (27 episodes, 1955-1960)
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1957-1962)
William Oakley .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1955)
Gary Morris .... makeup (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hilton A. Green .... assistant director (41 episodes, 1956-1960)
Ronald R. Rondell .... assistant director (29 episodes, 1956-1962)
Jim Hogan .... assistant director (25 episodes, 1955-1962)
Richard Birnie .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1955-1957)
James H. Brown .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1958-1962)
Frank Fox .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1958-1962)
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1957-1962)
Will Sheldon .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1957-1960)
George Lollier .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1957-1958)
Jack Corrick .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
James Nicholson .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
George Bisk .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1959-1962)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1960-1962)
Ben Bishop .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1958-1962)
Carter DeHaven .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Edward K. Dodds .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1959-1962)
Nat Holt Jr. .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Frank Losee .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1958)
John Clarke Bowman .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Jack Voglin .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Abby Singer .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Milton Carter .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
William Dorfman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
Lester Wm. Berke .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Henry Kline .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
Stephen Bass .... sound (36 episodes, 1956-1959)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (31 episodes, 1956-1962)
William H. Lynch .... sound (27 episodes, 1955-1961)
William Russell .... sound (22 episodes, 1959-1962)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (17 episodes, 1956-1962)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (16 episodes, 1956-1961)
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound (15 episodes, 1955-1956)
John C. Grubb .... sound (15 episodes, 1957-1960)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (14 episodes, 1956-1961)
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound (10 episodes, 1959-1962)
Lyle Cain .... sound (8 episodes, 1960-1962)
John W. Rixey .... sound (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
Dick Tyler Sr. .... sound (6 episodes, 1956-1957)
Joe Lapis .... sound (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
William Brady .... sound (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
John K. Kean .... sound (3 episodes, 1958)
Vernon W. Kramer .... sound (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Roy Meadows .... sound (2 episodes, 1959-1962)
Herbert Alberty .... sound (2 episodes, 1961)
Harry Smith .... sound (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Stunts
Dale Van Sickel .... stunt double: Scott McKay (1 episode, 1958)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor / ... (267 episodes, 1955-1962)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (180 episodes, 1955-1960)
David J. O'Connell .... editorial supervisor / editorial department head (88 episodes, 1960-1962)
 
Series Music Department
Joseph E. Romero .... music supervisor (87 episodes, 1960-1962)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (84 episodes, 1955-1957)
Frederick Herbert .... music supervisor (59 episodes, 1958-1960)
Charles Gounod .... composer: theme "Funeral March of a Marionette" (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
 

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25 min (266 episodes)
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Argentina:13 | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | New Zealand:PG

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Trivia:
The opening and closing music is "Funeral March for a Marionette" by Charles Gounod.See more »
Quotes:
Himself - Host:[introducing commercials at the end of the show] I hope you have enjoyed our program. Seeing a murder on television can help to work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, these commercials will give you some.See more »
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Referenced in Plotting 'Family Plot' (2001) (V)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Hitchcock, the Greatest, 16 June 2008
Author: danny-418 from Reykjavík, Iceland

When it premiered on CBS on October 2, 1955, Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an instant hit destined for long-term popularity. The series' original half-hour anthology format provided a perfect showcase for stories of mystery, suspense, and the macabre that reflected Hitchcock's established persona. Every Sunday at 9:30 p.m., the series began with the familiar theme of Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette" (which would thereafter be inextricably linked with Hitchcock), and as Hitchcock's trademark profile sketch was overshadowed by the familiar silhouette of Hitchcock himself, the weekly "play" opened and closed with the series' most popular feature: As a good-natured host whose inimitable presence made him a global celebrity, Hitchcock delivered droll, dryly sardonic introductions and epilogues to each week's episode, flawlessly written by James Allardyce and frequently taking polite pot-shots at CBS sponsors, or skirting around broadcast standards (which demanded that no crime could go unpunished) by humorously explaining how the show's killers and criminals were always brought to justice... though always with a nod and a wink to the viewer. This knowing complicity was Hitchcock's pact with his audience, and the secret to his (and the series') long-term success. It's also what attracted a stable of talented writers whose tele plays, both original and adapted, maintained a high standard of excellence. Hitchcock directed four of the first season's 39 episodes, including the premiere episode "Revenge" (a fan favorite, with future Psycho costar Vera Miles) and the season highlight "Breakdown," with Joseph Cotten as a car-accident victim, paralyzed and motionless, who's nearly left for dead; it's a perfect example of visual and narrative economy, executed with a master's touch. (The fourth episode, "Don't Come Back Alive," is also a popular favorite, with the kind of sinister twist that became a series trademark.) Robert Stevenson directed the majority of the remaining episodes with similar skill, serving tightly plotted tales (selected by associate producers Joan Harrison and Norman Lloyd) by such literary greats as Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Cornell Woolrich, Dorothy L. Sayers, and John Collier. Adding to the series' prestige was a weekly roster of new and seasoned stars, with first-season appearances by Cloris Leachman, Darren McGavin, Everett Sloane, Peter Lawford, Charles Bronson, Barry Fitzgerald, John Cassavetes, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter, and a host of Hollywood's best-known character players. With such stellar talent on weekly display, Alfred Hitchcock Presents paved the way for Thriller, The Twilight Zone, and other series that maximized the anthology format's storytelling potential.

Packed onto three double-sided DVDs, these 39 episodes hold up remarkably well, and while some prints show the wear and tear of syndication, they look and sound surprisingly good (although audio compression will cause many viewers to turn up the volume). The 15-minute bonus featurette, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Look Back" is perfunctory at best, but it's nice to see new anecdotal interviews with Norman Lloyd, assistant director Hilton Green, and Hitchcock's daughter Pat (a frequent performer on these episodes), who survived to see their popular series benefit from the archival convenience of DVD.

Starring: Alred Hitchcock (Host) Director: Robert Stevens.

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