The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 2, Episode 3

Terror at Northfield (11 Oct. 1963)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 66 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A small-town is rocked by a series of murders which begins with the killing of a local farmer's son.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (short story) (as Ellery Queen) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 9 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 5639 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Terror at Northfield (11 Oct 1963)

Terror at Northfield (11 Oct 1963) 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 | 35 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself - Host
...
...
Susan Marsh
...
John Cooley
Katherine Squire ...
Mrs. La Font
Peter Whitney ...
Bib Hadley
...
Frenchy La Font
Curt Conway ...
Dr. Buxton
Gertrude Flynn ...
Flora Sloan
Jim Boles ...
The Grocer
Harry Harvey ...
Mayor Sanford Brown (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Raymond Guth ...
The Farmer
Bryan O'Byrne ...
Mr. Smith
Gail Bonney ...
Mrs. Hayes
Hal Bokar ...
The 3rd Man
Edit

Storyline

A small-town is rocked by a series of murders which begins with the killing of a local farmer's son.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

11 October 1963 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Near the beginning, when Sheriff Will Pearce and Susan Marsh are carrying the library books from John Cooley's house to the police car, there are seven books. At the police station, when Susan gets in her car the Sheriff only hands her five books, but when she gets to the library all seven books are carried in. See more »

Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Terror In Town
15 January 2010 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

The Hitchcock hour was heading into horror territory with this one, and at that level it delivers. Terror At Northfield is gripping throughout, and well acted by its gifted cast. Yet something about it fails to satisfy; worse, it left a bad taste after it was over. Its director, Harvey Hart, was quite talented and made some fine films; and its author, Leigh Brackett, a frequent collaborator of director Howard Hawks, is a near cult figure among movie buffs these days.

I recommend it for those who like films and television shows with a gruesome streak. That the murders in the show were delivered to the back of the head with a heavy hammer made me wince a few times, though there wasn't really anything shown on screen. The mounting terror of a small town beset by murders that appear to come out of nowhere was well presented. I liked Dick York as the easygoing yet dogged local lawman with a lot on his plate. The best performance was by R.G. Armstrong as an introspective, deeply religious local farmer whose son's mysterious disappearance is where all the trouble began.

As well made as this episode is it never really surprised me, and indeed hinted strongly how it would end early on. It's watchable and yet feels a little cheap, like a B exploitation picture, not something one would expect from the Hitchcock company.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DId Hitchcock direct any episodes of the Hour show? phasedin
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
Discuss Terror at Northfield (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?