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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 #156 | 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 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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USA

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English

Release Date:

2 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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(266 episodes)

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Mono

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4:3
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Sir Alfred Hitchcock directed seventeen episodes. See more »

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Alfred Hitchcock - Host: [signing off] I hope you'll join us again next week, when we will present you with another story of gripping, spine-tingling suspense, and three boring commercials to take the edge off of it.
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Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in The Making of 'Psycho' (1997) 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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