The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 1, Episode 7

Annabel (1 Nov. 1962)

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A disturbed man's other identity snares others in a perilous web. David is a successful, quiet young scientist - but on weekends he has an impeccable country cottage where as the confident ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
David H. Kelsey / William Newmaster
Annabel Delaney
Kathleen Nolan ...
Linda Brennan
Gary Cockrell ...
Wes Carmichael
Hank Brandt ...
Gerald Delaney (as Henry Brandt)
The Sheriff
Bryan O'Byrne ...
Mr. Phelps
Florence MacMichael ...


A disturbed man's other identity snares others in a perilous web. David is a successful, quiet young scientist - but on weekends he has an impeccable country cottage where as the confident William, he fantasizes as if actually entertaining ex-girlfriend Annabel, now happily married nearby. When his co-workers, one of whom has a crush on David, follow him up the coast, David's dream world by the sea for Annabel, morphs into a nightmare for all. Written by David Stevens

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1 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Dean Stockwell is 5' 6" and was born March 5th, 1936, his character David Kelsey's work file lists his height as 5' 9" and was born April 5th, 1936, exactly one month later. See more »


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good episode
19 October 2013 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

Robert Bloch is well suited to adapt Highsmith in this case as a number of elements common to both of them are on display here. Stockwell is very good. Lyn Murray contributes a very good score. This episode, like most of those produced by Joan Harrison is a bit long on romance and low on events but this one works by and large. The less you know going into the story the better.

The first segment does feel padded and lacks much in interest from director Henreid, but the show gains in interest and in morbidity and the final 15 minutes are unexpected--other lesser episodes from Harrison would have ended before this, and it does contain one horrifying image. In face the final shot is obviously enlarged--blown up to avoid showing something and therefore soft looking in focus, I presume for censor reasons. Though there may be a more practical reason, but I can't really explain because that would ruin something.

Hithcock claims to be dressed in a suit made of sugar in the wraparound bits.

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