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"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" Pilot (1985)

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Joel Oliansky (teleplay) (segment)
Henry Slesar (story) (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
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Original Air Date:
5 May 1985 (Season 1, Episode 0)
Four classic "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955) episodes, "Incident in a Small Jail", "Man from the South", "Bang. You're Dead!" and "An Unlocked Window", have been remade for the new show's pilot. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ned Beatty ... Larry Broome (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")

Lee Ving ... Curt Venner (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
Tony Frank ... Sheriff Noakes (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
John Shearin ... Roker (segment "Incident In A Small Jail")
Arthur Taxier ... Skelly (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
Walter Klenhard ... Gas Station Attendant (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
Gene Ross ... Max Spaulding (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")

Richard Lineback ... Billy (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
Jerry Curtin ... Mob Member (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
Cynthia Hartley ... Young Girl (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")

John Huston ... Carlos / Narrator (segment "Man from the South")

Melanie Griffith ... Girl (segment "Man from the South")

Steven Bauer ... Gambler (segment "Man From The South")

Tippi Hedren ... Waitress (segment "Man from the South")

Kim Novak ... Rosa (segment "Man from the South")
Jack Thibeau ... Bronson (segment "Man From The South")
Danny De La Paz ... Bellhop (segment "Man from the South")

Gail Youngs ... Amanda's Mother (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")

Lyman Ward ... Uncle Jack (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")

Bill Mumy ... Supermarket Clerk (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Bianca Rose ... Amanda (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")

Jonathan Goldsmith ... Manager (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Linda Hoy ... Big Brownie (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
David Held ... Billy (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Gregory Levinson ... Stevie (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Douglas Emerson ... Kid Soldier (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Christina Lange ... Darlene (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Gail Barle ... Jiffy Snack Girl (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Gigi Vorgan ... Cashier (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")

Annette O'Toole ... Stella (segment "An Unlocked Window")

Bruce Davison ... Betty Ames / Man (segment "An Unlocked Window")
Owen Bush ... Sam Eyles (segment "An Unlocked Window")

Helena Kallianiotes ... Maria Kyprianov (segment "An Unlocked Window")

Ross Elliott ... Mr. Baker (segment "An Unlocked Window")
Nancy Burnett ... Nurse (segment "An Unlocked Window")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kimberly Bolin ... Valerie

Kale Browne ... Amanda's Father (segment "Bang! You're Dead!") (as Kale Brown)

Timothy Burd ... Andrew (as Tim Burd)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph G. Medalis ... (segment "Bang! You're Dead!") (as Joe Medalis)

Mark L. Taylor ... Darlene's Father (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")

Episode Crew
Directed by
Steve De Jarnatt (segment "Man from the South") (as Steve DeJarnatt)
Randa Haines (segment "Bang! You're Dead!")
Joel Oliansky (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
Fred Walton (segment "An Unlocked Window")
Writing credits
Joel Oliansky (teleplay) (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")

Henry Slesar (story and original teleplay) (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")

Steve De Jarnatt (teleplay) (segment "Man from the South") (as Steve DeJarnatt)

William Fay (original teleplay) (segment "Man from the South")

Roald Dahl (story) (segment "Man from the South")

Harold Swanton (teleplay) (segment "Bang! You're Dead")

Christopher Crowe (teleplay) (segment "Bang! You're Dead")

Margery Vosper (story) (segment "Bang! You're Dead")

Fred Walton (teleplay) (segment "An Unlocked Window")

James Bridges (original teleplay) (segment "An Unlocked Window")

Ethel Lina White (story) (segment "An Unlocked Window")

Produced by
Alan Barnette .... producer
Stephen Cragg .... producer
Christopher Crowe .... executive producer
Andrew Mirisch .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Peter Bernstein (segment "Bang! You're Dead")
John Goux (segment "Incident in a Small Jail")
Basil Poledouris (segment "Man from the South")
Craig Safan (segment "An Unlocked Window")
Cinematography by
Mario DiLeo (director of photography)
Brian R.R. Hebb 
Film Editing by
Tom Finan 
David H. Lloyd 
Scott K. Wallace 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Troy Neighbors 
Production Design by
Dean Edward Mitzner 
Art Direction by
Elinor Rose Galbraith 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Mann 
Costume Design by
Julie Weiss 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Lee Hall .... second assistant director
Richard Peter Schroer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Craig Binkley .... property master
Lance Lombardo .... lead man
Sound Department
Tom Gerard .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Jim Michaels .... visual effects producer
Matt Birman .... stunt performer
Dennis Lundin .... stunt double
Grady Walker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Fisher .... assistant camera
Rick Fee .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Duggan .... wardrobe assistant
Ton Pascal .... assistant costumes
Chuck Velasco .... costume supervisor (as Charles Velasco)
Annalisa Strickland .... set costumer: womens (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lisa Morlas .... assistant editor
Location Management
Arthur Clarke .... assistant location manager
Adam J. Shully .... location manager
Music Department
Stan Ridgway .... composer: song "The Big Heat"

Series Crew
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Directed by
Roger Young 
Brad Silberling (1988)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Beaver  (episode "Man on the Edge, " "Initiation, The" "Final Twist, The")
Gilbert Ralston 
David Stern 
Richard Yalem  one episode

Produced by
Gordon Cornell Layne .... associate producer
Casting by
Monica Swann 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Banz .... third assistant director
Art Department
Danielle Fleury .... buyer: 1985
Danielle Fleury .... dresser: 1985
William Lee .... props
Arlindo Vicente .... set dresser
Sound Department
Barney Cabral .... adr editor
Bob Holbrook .... boom operator (1988)
Gregory King .... sound effects editor
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Scott Purdy .... re-recording mixer
Don White .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Chris Wallace .... colourist
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Christophe Bonnière .... director of photography: second unit
Jeff Hohener .... second assistant camera
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera
Tracy Shaw .... grip (1988)
Glen Treilhard .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Lisa Atkinson .... post-production coordinator
Brent Pate .... on-line editor
Music Department
Bradley Carow .... assistant music editor
Michael Colomby .... score recordist
Transportation Department
Steven Sacrob .... driver
Other crew
Linda Callow .... utility stand-in
Theresa Shepherd .... caterer
Michael Stevens .... adr voice
Michael Stevens .... stand-in: Greg Evigan
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Favorite Hitchcock episode, 3 April 2008
Author: Quentintarantado from philippines

I did a bit of research and found out Carlos was played by Jose Ferrer in the 1979 version and by Peter Lorre in the 1960 version (starring the unknown Steve McQueen!). I don't know how this version of Man from the South rates in comparison, but it's easily my favorite of the colored Hitchcock TV episodes. Also, John Huston is excellent (probably reprising his role as Noah Cross in Chinatown). It's interesting that this character, Carlos, has been played by three excellent actors. Maybe it's necessary in order to portray how monstrous Carlos is. Times have really fallen when the guy makes a bet for what looks like a TransAm. McQueen was going to get a Jaguar. The premise itself is inherently suspenseful and probably director-proof.

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