Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2, Episode 16

Nightmare in 4-D (13 Jan. 1957)

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A man who reads too much pulp fiction finds himself playing Sir Galahad to the blonde in the apartment downstairs. It seems she's burdened with a corpse.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Harry Parker
Barbara Baxley ...
Miss Elliott
Lieutenant Orsatti
Norma Parker
Percy Helton ...
Building super
Minerva Urecal ...
Police Sgt.


Harry Parker in apartment 4-D reads a lot of pulp fiction and watches a lot of late-night TV. That lends an air of inauthenticity to the story he tells his wife in the morning about what happened at two A.M. It seems the blonde in 3-D needed him to play Sir Galahad. At two A.M., she has a man in her apartment. And he's dead. "Miss Elliot, I can't get involved in a murder," says Harry. "I'm a married man." But it isn't long before he finds himself helping her take the corpse down to the basement. Was the whole thing a dream? Written by J. Spurlin

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13 January 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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When Harry and Miss Elliot lift Bill Nelson's dead body, the corpse bends its leg at the knee to help them. See more »


[first lines]
Miss Elliott: [nearly dropping her packages] Oh, darn!
Harry Parker: Hold it! Hold it! I got it. All right. All right.
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Just Too Much to Swallow
12 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Realizing the low budgets and lack of consistent scripts, I'm generally pretty forgiving of these dramatic forays. This one, however, is lacking badly in just about every aspect. First of all, we are given almost no foundation for the motivations of the characters. We know that Jones is enamored with the sexy actress downstairs. We know he helped her dispose of a body in her apartment. We know the wife is kept knowledgeable of the whole business, so there isn't even anything secretive. So when Norman Lloyd shows up, he leaps to fantastic conclusions for which I was unprepared. The perpetrator had to be one of the principles in the episode. I still don't know what evidence the guy had to reach the conclusion. Other than a good cast, there's not much to work with. I found this one of the weakest of the series.

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