The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 3, Episode 20

Death Scene (8 Mar. 1965)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 107 users  
Reviews: 5 user

When an auto mechanic named Leo Manfred fixes a limousine owned by Gavin Revere, a famed but over-the-hill Hollywood director, he is invited to join the family for a couple of days. It is ... See full summary »



(teleplay), (story)
0Check in

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 10 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
list image
a list of 229 titles
created 12 Jan 2014
a list of 5704 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Death Scene" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Death Scene (08 Mar 1965)

Death Scene (08 Mar 1965) on IMDb 8.1/10

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 | 84 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Nicky Revere
Gavin Revere
Leo Manfred
Dancer Smith
Leonard Yorr ...
Bill Wagner
Virginia Aldridge ...
Susan Revere
Horace Brown ...
Harry (as Capt. Horace Brown)
Nick Borgani ...
Sam Gread
Vince Williams ...
Our Hero


When an auto mechanic named Leo Manfred fixes a limousine owned by Gavin Revere, a famed but over-the-hill Hollywood director, he is invited to join the family for a couple of days. It is here that Leo meets Nicky, Gavin's beautiful daughter and the two youths fall in love. But when Gavin learns about their marriage plans, he fears Leo wanting only her money, and nothing more. To convince the director of his true intentions, Leo takes out a life-insurance policy for fifty thousand dollars, with the payoff going to Nicky. Gavin agrees and the marriage plans continue. Shortly before the wedding, however, Leo makes the fatal mistake of insulting one of Gavin's movies, entitled "Death Scene," and the old man changes his mind about the wedding. Not willing to give up Nicky over a quarrel, Leo takes the old man to a cliff, intending to push him off. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Release Date:

8 March 1965 (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

Builds Suspense
14 November 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Superior Hitch. No need to pad the hour run-time here, a frequent problem with other 60- minute episodes. Suspense starts right away, since we just know super-egotistical Leo (Farentino) will get some kind of comeuppance. Catch how the mechanic fast-talks his way into the elegant Nicky's (Miles) affections and her dad's big Hollywood mansion. Dad's (Carradine) a retired movie director, embittered by his artistic eclipse. Sure looks like a good deal for the obnoxious Leo if he can get past Dad. But as you can figure, things aren't exactly as they seem, especially in Hollywood. So get ready for the boffo climax that I'll bet no one can see coming. Farentino delivers persuasively as the egotist, while his guy-talks with buddy Dancer (Taylor) are entertainingly relaxed. And get a load of Miles—has she ever looked lovelier or sexier. At the same time, Carradine is perfectly cast as the tyrannical Revere.

This final series year 1965 featured a number of outstanding entries, (e.g. episodes 13, 15, 17, that I've seen). Too bad the series ended at this promising point.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Home away from Home wwwocls
Best looking women Gymbo88
DId Hitchcock direct any episodes of the Hour show? phasedin
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
Discuss Death Scene (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: