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Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

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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 #207 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Alfred Hitchcock ...  Self - Host / ... 268 episodes, 1955-1962
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Sir Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense hosts his own television show. Hitchcock introduced the show, which was then followed by a short half an hour episode which contained suspense, horror, and humor. After the story, Hitchcock would come back and end the show. Written by Samtroy

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The sponsors, who had great influence regarding the presentation of the show, insisted that for the episodes ending with the perpetrator "getting away with a crime," Alfred Hitchcock provide a statement in his closing monologue that would assure audiences that justice was served. See more »

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[Hitchcock arrives for his introduction dressed in a safari outfit and pith helmet]
Alfred Hitchcock - Host: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to darkest Hollywood. Night brings a stillness to the jungle. It is so quiet, you can hear a name drop. The savage beasts have already begun gathering at the water holes to quench their thirst. Now one should be especially alert. The vicious table-hopper is on the prowl, and the spotted back-biter may lurk behind a potted palm. To take me through this most savage of...
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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 »

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Spoofed in Flashback (2011) See more »

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Great Quality & Great Variety
22 June 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

For those who like classic television, it doesn't come any better than "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". Although he did not direct every episode by himself, his stamp is on every program. Almost every episode is of high quality, with clever and creative stories combined with writing and acting that ranges from good to outstanding. There is also terrific variety - you never know whether a given episode will be serious or light-hearted, whether there will be a happy ending or a tragic one. Each show keeps you guessing, and most have a twist at the end, many of them quite memorable. There are also a lot of big stars who appear in one or more episodes, as well as some young actors who would become stars, and the ones that don't have anyone famous generally have a pretty good set of character actors. If all that weren't enough, you have Hitchcock himself introducing each episode with some hilarious remarks - often making fun of TV commercials - and often in humorous settings that have a connection to the upcoming episode.

Episodes of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" are well worth the trouble to find, whether you are fortunate enough to find broadcasts of them or whether you need to track down some videos of selected episodes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(266 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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