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"The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" An Out for Oscar (1963)

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David Goodis (teleplay)
Henry Kane (novel)
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Original Air Date:
5 April 1963 (Season 1, Episode 26)
Mousey bank teller Oscar Blenny, a guest at a desert casino, is enamored with Eva, a seductive casino hostess... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host

Henry Silva ... Bill Grant

Linda Christian ... Eva Ashley

Larry Storch ... Oscar

John Marley ... Mike

George Petrie ... Rogers

Myron Healey ... Peter Rogan
Rayford Barnes ... Ronald

David White ... Detective Burr

Alan Napier ... Mr. Hodges
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leoda Richards ... Bank Customer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bernard Girard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Goodis  teleplay
Henry Kane  novel

Produced by
Gordon Hessler .... associate producer
Norman Lloyd .... producer
Original Music by
Lyn Murray 
Cinematography by
William Margulies (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Douglas Stewart 
Art Direction by
Alexander A. Mayer 
Set Decoration by
Julia Heron 
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup artist
Florence Bush .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Clarke Bowman .... assistant director
Sound Department
William Russell .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Burton Miller .... costumes
Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Bellak  story (one episode)
Andrew Benedict  story (2 episodes)
John Bingham  story (2 episodes)
Nicholas Blake  story (one episode)
Robert Bloch  story (4 episodes)
Robert Branson  story (one episode)
Thomas H. Cannan Jr.  story (one episode)
Avram Davidson  story (one episode)
Lewis Davidson  story (2 episodes)
Amber Dean  story (one episode)
Richard Deming  story (one episode)
Francis Didelot  story (one episode)
Nigel Elliston  story (one episode)
Lee Erwin  story (one episode)
Kenneth Fearing  story (one episode)
Richard Fielder  story (one episode)
Celia Fremlin  story (one episode)
John Garden  story (one episode)
Oliver H.P. Garrett  story (one episode)
C.B. Gilford  story (one episode)
Robert Gould  story (one episode)
Larry M. Harris  story (one episode)
Elizabeth Hely  story (one episode)
James Holding  story (one episode)
Randall Hood  story (one episode)
S.B. Hough  story (one episode)
Clark Howard  story (one episode)
W.W. Jacobs  story (one episode)
Selwyn Jepson  story (one episode)
Veronica Parker Johns  story (one episode)
Henry Kane  story (2 episodes)
Roland Kibbee  story (one episode)
Hilda Lawrence  story (one episode)
Richard Levinson  story (one episode)
William Link  story (one episode)
Marie Belloc Lowndes  story (one episode)
John D. MacDonald  story (one episode)
Margaret Manners  story (one episode)
Max Marquis  story (one episode)
André Maurois  story (one episode)
Margaret Millar  story (one episode)
Emily Neff  story (one episode)
Helen Nielsen  story (one episode)
V.S. Pritchett  story (one episode)
Jack Ritchie  story (2 episodes)
Samuel Rogers  story (one episode)
Arthur A. Ross  story (one episode)
Sidney Rowland  story (one episode)
Mann Rubin  story (one episode)
Charles Runyon  story (one episode)
Henry Slesar  story (7 episodes)
Boris Sobelman  story (one episode)
Julian Symons  story (one episode)
Robert Twohy  story (one episode)
Gabrielle Upton  story (one episode)
Douglas Warner  story (one episode)
H.G. Wells  story (one episode)
Hugh Wheeler  story (one episode) (as Patrick Quentin)
Ethel Lina White  story (one episode)
Paul Winterton  story (2 episodes) (as Andrew Garve)
Cornell Woolrich  story (one episode)
John Wyndham  story (one episode)
James Yaffe  story (one episode)

Film Editing by
David J. O'Connell 
Sound Department
John C. Grubb .... sound
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

One scene in this story brings together three icons of 1960s TV, shortly before their big series hit the screen: Larry Storch ("F Troop" (1965)), Alan Napier ("Batman" (1966)) and David White ("Bewitched" (1964)). For icing on the cake, George Petrie, a character actor who appeared on dozens of 1960s shows, is also in the scene.See more »
Continuity: Bill Grant is using both hands to tie his necktie, while standing behind Eva Ashley and Oscar as they talk. When the camera cuts to Eva as she says, "Because I made it my business to find out," Bill Grant can be seen on the right side of the screen, still using both hands to tie his necktie, but now with a cigarette in his mouth. He is still using both hands to tie his necktie in the following shot, but the cigarette has disappeared. As the scene progresses, Bill Grant sits on a couch and begins to smoke a fresh cigarette. A few moments later, he lights the cigarette that he has already been smoking in the previous shot.See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Don't Mess With The Wrong Guy, 25 March 2015
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Excellent entry that sustains interest all the way through. Slutty Eva (Christian) bludgeons one of her two lovers, and needs a quick way out of town. Mousy bank teller Oscar is immediately smitten, and together they marry and escape. But, of course, Eva has no intention of being the good wife, especially when former other lover Bill (Silva) shows up. So what's going to happen to poor meek and mild Oscar. Then again, being Hitch, you know things aren't always as they seem.

Is that really the buffoonish Storch from the infamous F Troop, playing Oscar. I'm still in doubt, but I guess miracles do happen. He's about as repressed in his role here as he is clownish as Cpl. Agarn in the 1965-67 series. Still, he pulls it off persuasively. And what guy wouldn't fall for the beauteous Eva. You just know she's going to victimize the little guy. Then factor in the sinister looking Silva as a master manipulator, and you've got a terrific triangle. But what really impresses me is the ending. Only Hitch's revolutionary transposing of the law triumphant from on screen to his epilog could get away with that soul-satisfying last scene, where justice, I think, triumphs over law. Anyhow, in my book the entry's a series essential.

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