The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 1, Episode 2

Don't Look Behind You (27 Sep. 1962)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Some unknown person is brutally attacking women in a small college town, and a host of weird staff members are suspects.

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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Himself - Host
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Harold
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Daphne
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Dr. MacFarlane
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Dave Fulton
Alf Kjellin ...
Edwin Volck
Mary Scott ...
Wanda Hatfield
Madge Kennedy ...
Mrs. MacFarlane
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Paul Hatfield
Clancy Cooper ...
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Suzanne Noel ...
The Woman (as Suzanne Noël)
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In the insular world of a small college, someone is attacking women in a nearby woods. A group of faculty aridly mull the situation at their regular cocktail parties. Is one of the men the attacker, is the group's beautiful Daphne being lined up as a victim? Written by David Stevens

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Moonlight Sonata
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Daphne names the piece played on the piano by Dave.
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An Awkward Stretch
8 January 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Why is it so many lovely young women walk through creepy woods at night, when I turn on my TV. You think they'd know better. But then I'm glad they do since it's really a great hook. Here it's the fetching Vera Miles traipsing through one of the creepiest woods on record. And guess what—she gets menaced by something sinister. What a surprise! The next fifty minutes is figuring out who's in the woods with her and why.

Sounds like a great episode, but I'm sorry to say it's not. The script is a real awkward stretch, while Jeffrey Hunter telegraphs by overacting egregiously. And since he's really central, the entry collapses with him. Too bad that marvelous actress Miles has to stand around and look interested; plus, why would she trust Hunter who's obviously a lunatic if not the killer. Too bad a really evil studio forest is largely wasted, including the dark imaginings of Gothic director John Brahm. Meanwhile, I'm telling the girls to stick to city streets. Uh oh, maybe that's not a good idea, after all.


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