The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 2, Episode 21

Beast in View (20 Mar. 1964)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 84 users  
Reviews: 4 user

An attorney helps a client threatened by an unstable woman who blames her for a broken wedding engagement.


(as Joseph Newman)


(teleplay), (novel)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 565 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
list image
a list of 9 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
list image
a list of 166 titles
created 16 Jun 2014
a list of 6001 titles
created 26 Jul 2014

Related Items

Search for "Beast in View" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Beast in View (20 Mar 1964)

Beast in View (20 Mar 1964) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
« Previous Episode | 53 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Helen Clarvoe
Paul Blackshear
Kathleen Nolan ...
Dorothy Johnson
Brenda Forbes ...
Verna Clarvoe
Jack Terola
Curt Conway ...
Lt. Bromley
Peggy Moffitt ...
Robin Rath
Anthony McBride ...
Tommy Thompson
Len Hendry ...
Mr. Horner
William Boyett ...
The Young Policeman
Jimmy Joyce ...
The Cab Driver
Bruce Andersen ...
The Father


An attorney helps a client threatened by an unstable woman who blames her for a broken wedding engagement.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

20 March 1964 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Who's That on the Phone
6 May 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Squeaky-voiced Dorothy (Nolan) really has a mad on at ordinary girl Helen (Hackett). She thinks Helen ruined her wedding engagement to the the girl's brother. Now Dorothy makes threatening calls to harass poor Helen. Sick of the annoyance, Helen finally hires attorney Blackshear (McCarthy) to go after the stubborn Dorothy. Naturally, being Hitchcock, not everything is exactly as it appears.

In my view, it's an uneven entry that would have worked better in the 30-minute format. Too many scenes at the photographer's, for example, smack of padding, while McCarthy's largely wasted in a routine role. Then too, the climactic sequence would have more impact if it didn't linger well beyond its reveal. Nonetheless, the story's a chance for the star-crossed Joan Hackett to show her acting chops, which she does. Plus, special effects gets a workout setting up the baroque flashback, which is quite unusual for TV of the time. But then that's why many of us catch these entries, since we can always expect the unexpected.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best looking women Gymbo88
Did they really dress up like that in the early 60's? selphi
The Paragon aircrftmec
Anyone else say 'I Missed the Whole Thing'? sir-walt
scariest episode spboschi
DId Hitchcock direct any episodes of the Hour show? phasedin
Discuss Beast in View (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: