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"The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" Where the Woodbine Twineth (1965)

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Writers:
James Bridges (teleplay)
Davis Grubb (short story)
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Original Air Date:
11 January 1965 (Season 3, Episode 13)
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After Eva Snyder becomes an orphan, she comes to live with the elderly Mississippi riverboat Captain King Snyder and his old maid daughter Nell... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Margaret Leighton ... Nell Snyder
Carl Benton Reid ... Capt. King Snyder

Juanita Moore ... Suse
Joel Fluellen ... Jessie
E.J. André ... The Preacher (as E.J. Andre)
Lila Perry ... Numa
Eileen Baral ... Eva Snyder

Episode Crew
Directed by
Alf Kjellin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Bridges  teleplay
Davis Grubb  short story

Produced by
Norman Lloyd .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
John F. Warren (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Douglas Stewart 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander A. Mayer 
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
Perry Murdock 
 
Makeup Department
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Baer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
 
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)
Oliver Barrett  story (one episode)
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 Denning  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)
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
 
Stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts
 
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Runtime:
48 min
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Haunting, 26 January 2007
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Superior Hitchcock fare. Excellent script makes good use of hour format, something the other 60-minute episodes by and large could not do. Are little Eva's playmates real or not. She seems so convinced and convincing. Suspense builds nicely, helped along by an exquisite performance from Margaret Leighton as the anguished aunt. Watch the subtle progression of facial expressions as she moves from normalcy to genuine trauma over the obsessive state of her young niece. Little Eileen Baral, on whom the episode turns, is wonderfully natural, with no hint of artificial emotion-- I suspect that when a child actor performs this well, a lot of credit must go to the director (here, Alf Kjellin). There's a really creepy undertone to the story that could have been heightened by a more Gothic approach, instead of the straightforward, high-key lighting which drains the visuals of the kind of shadowy atmosphere that would complement the script. Still and all, it's a haunting 60 minutes, one that's likely to stay with you. And for those who care, I suspect there's an allegory about race relations in the Jim Crow South lurking somewhere in the subtext.

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