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Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.
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Top Rated TV #184 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Alfred Hitchcock ...  Himself - Host / ... 268 episodes, 1955-1962
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Master of Suspense Sir Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, and mystery. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents See more »

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(266 episodes)

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Mono

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4:3
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Trivia

Being host to his own television show made Sir Alfred Hitchcock even more of a celebrity, and raised his profile as a director. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Hitchcock - Host: [introducing commercials at the end of the show] I hope you have enjoyed our program. Seeing a murder on television can help to work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, these commercials will give you some.
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Alternate Versions

Many of Hitchcock's droll introductions were colorized and reused in the later revival Alfred Hitchcock Presents. See more »

Connections

Featured in Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies (1990) See more »

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Without a doubt...the best series
11 October 2007 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

You can catch this on 'Chiller' channel in many areas....via satellite. This classic series from 1955-1965 features the most varied suspense, horror and curious human behavior, as Hitchcock was so adept at portraying.

Better than some of the Twilight Zone stories as there is less science fiction, more study of human behavior, psychology and murder. A few of the more intriguing vignettes come to mind. One episode involves a murderer and his wife Jocelyn, who believed to be dead, mysteriously returns to the scene of the crime, a seaside village. Another episode is with Margaret Natwick and Hurd Hatfield ("The Picture of Dorian Gray" lead). He plays a scheming nephew attempting to gain his inheritance through murder of his elderly aunt. There is a twist.

As only Hitchcock can, there is suspense to the end of the story, keeping the audience guessing. Hitchcock once said the element of horror is not the actual blood and gore, but the suspense and mystery leading up to it. The finest director we have seen, and this series is a do not miss. Highly recommended. 10/10.


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