Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
10 Oct. 1961The Hatbox
A college student tries to make the police believe that a professor has murdered his missing wife.
17 Oct. 1961Bang! You're Dead
A 5-year-old boy finds his uncle's revolver, partially loads it with bullets, and plays with it in public, unaware of its deadly power.
24 Oct. 1961Maria
While drunk, Leo Thorby buys what he thinks is a chimp. His wife Carol is outraged when she finds out he spent $500 and wants him to get his money back. Both of them are shocked to find out that the chimp is actually a woman, Maria, in a monkey suit, and Leo thinks he has found the perfect circus act. Maria can sketch but only draws what she sees, and when Leo sees a sketch of his wife kissing the lion tamer, he immediately jumps to conclusions. Little does he realize it's all part of Maria's plan to get rid of Carol. When he then gets rid of Maria, she plots her own ...
31 Oct. 1961Cop for a Day
When a young woman witnesses two men rob and kill a bank messenger, one of the men devises a plan to silence her.
7 Nov. 1961Keep Me Company
A husband who works late continuously neglects his pretty wife's need for companionship, inadvertently bringing about an unwanted police presence.
14 Nov. 1961Beta Delta Gamma
A college fraternity drugs and makes up one of their members to look as if he is dead, then lead another unsuspecting member into believing he killed him.
21 Nov. 1961You Can't Be a Little Girl All Your Life
A woman beaten by an unknown attacker comes under great pressure by her husband and the police to identify a suspect.
28 Nov. 1961The Old Pro
A retired hit man being blackmailed finds out in his profession, he has to keep on killing to protect his wife and to survive.
5 Dec. 1961I Spy
A London private detective trying to find evidence that a sweet, gentle, older woman is cheating on her separated husband, falls in love with her.
12 Dec. 1961Services Rendered
A man can't remember who he is, but has a $1000 bill and an address of a doctor.
19 Dec. 1961The Right Kind of Medicine
A wounded killer of a policeman rushes to get his prescription of painkiller filled, and a big mistake is made.
26 Dec. 1961A Jury of Her Peers
An old woman is suspected of murdering her mentally cruel husband, as her childhood girlfriend tries to cover up evidence against her.
2 Jan. 1962The Silk Petticoat
In 1817 London, a silk petticoat belonging to the first wife of a newly remarried husband reveals him to be a very evil man.
9 Jan. 1962Bad Actor
An alcoholic actor strangles his friend who won his part in a play, and then tries a unusual way to try to dispose of his body.
16 Jan. 1962The Door Without a Key
A man goes to a police station claiming memory loss, followed by a boy who says he was accidentally left behind by his father, but the desk sergeant is suspicious of both their stories.
23 Jan. 1962The Case of M.J.H.
A psychiatrist's secretary falls for a shady man who pressures her to steal files from her office.
30 Jan. 1962The Faith of Aaron Menefee
Aaron is a garage mechanic who becomes a devotee of a faith healer after he is apparently cured of an ulcer. The healer persuades Aaron to become his chauffeur and he becomes part of the tour. But a questionable man seeks a major healing.
6 Feb. 1962The Woman Who Wanted to Live
When a woman is forced by a murderer to drive him to safety, she deliberately passes up chances to escape.
13 Feb. 1962Strange Miracle
A man dares to try and fake a miracle, after pretending to be paralyzed to get insurance money.
20 Feb. 1962The Test
A lawyer defending a 17-year-old in his stabbing murder trial, wants to use a controversial chemical test that would show if the weapon ever had blood on it.
27 Feb. 1962Burglar Proof
A paroled safe cracker is hired by a safe company to try and break open one of their safes publicly, and get the 50,000-dollar reward inside.
6 Mar. 1962The Big Score
A babysitter and her gang kill and rob her employer of 32,000 dollars, unaware that it belongs to a deadly criminal syndicate.
13 Mar. 1962Profit-Sharing Plan
A retiring office worker plots with his wife to steal money from the company's vault, but apparently unknown her, he is planning to flee with his mistress.
20 Mar. 1962Apex
A man's attractive mistress tells him she will handle the killing of his wife, but he wants to hire someone to do it, and a miscommunication results.
27 Mar. 1962The Last Remains
Amos Duff is a mortician whose business is failing. The bills are piling up and Amos laments the fact that he has never sold his top-of-the-line 'class A' funeral. He does finally get a client when Marvin Foley makes arrangements for his business partner's funeral. Supposedly, the partner was killed in a car accident but Amos discovers a bullet wound. Foley agrees to buy the 'class A' funeral provided Amos cremates the body but after several months has yet to settle his final account for the funeral. With the body cremated Foley refuses to pay but Amos reports the ...
3 Apr. 1962Ten O'Clock Tiger
A boxing manager risks his fighter's health by increasing the dosage of a secret energy formula he has been injecting him with.
10 Apr. 1962Act of Faith
Ralston Temple is a successful novelist who receives a letter from struggling writer Alan Chatterton asking him for comments on the first three chapters of his book. Temple invites him to his apartment and Chatterton asks him for a loan of $40 per week for six months to allow him to finish his novel. Over time, the loans grow larger and Temple has yet to see anything of the novel. At a restaurant one evening, Temple sees Chatterton entertaining a group of friends and learns that he is a regular patron. Thinking he has been swindled, Temple throws him out. Only later ...
17 Apr. 1962The Kerry Blue
A man is devoted to his old, unwell Kerry Blue terrier, sadly the dog dies while he's out of town. Convinced his wife buried his beloved Annie alive (out of jealousy), he sets out to make her pay - but has his blind rage made him careless?
24 Apr. 1962The Matched Pearl
Laurent Dubois is a jeweler who manages to sell a magnificent black pearl for $4000. Turns out the buyer's wife doesn't know what to do with only one pearl and insists that they find another. Dubois returns to the pearl's original owner, Captain McCabe, to see if he can find another. McCabe feels that he was cheated on the first deal and he refuses Dubois' offer to double the original price if he can find a second pearl. Dubois eventually gets the pearl and a bit of a surprise as well.
1 May 1962What Frightened You, Fred?
Fred Riordan is an ex-con who is re-arrested less than 48 hours after his release on parole. He served four years for robbery and on his release, seems like a mild-mannered man who is intent on making a go of it. He recounts to the warden and prison psychiatrist the events during his two days of freedom as they try to determine what may have caused him to get drunk and break up a bar in his old neighborhood. The psychiatrist is convinced that something in the outside world frightened him and probes to determine exactly what that was. Little do they know that there is ...
8 May 1962Most Likely to Succeed
A seemingly poor man who was supreme in his college class, gets a servant's job from a rich former classmate, where he finds he makes unlawful tax deals, and should be stopped.
15 May 1962Victim Four
A man searches for his brain-injured wife who has to walk home from work nightly, in the midst of a serial killer.
22 May 1962The Opportunity
Paul Devore is an unhappily married department store manager who hatches a scheme to avoid sharing any community property with his wife, who loathes him. He blackmails a thirty-something shoplifter into coming to his house the following Sunday evening. Assuming he was going to force her to have sex, she is surprised to find the master bedroom ransacked and all of the valuables missing. She realizes Devore has staged a robbery and all he wants the shoplifter to do is tie him to the bed to make it look like a robbery. But what will Mrs. Devore say when she gets home and...
29 May 1962The Twelve Hour Caper
Herbert Wiggam has been the assistant cashier at his securities trading firm for 11 years. He has always been a loyal employee but things may be changing. He's advised by his boss that he will not be getting the head cashier position as that will be going to another employee, who just happens to be his wife's favorite nephew. Wiggam goes ahead with an elaborate plan to steal $500,000 in bearer bonds that are scheduled for delivery late on a Friday afternoon. He's planned everything down to the minute - but has he forgotten one important factor?
5 Jun. 1962The Children of Alda Nuova
Frankie Fane is an American who has been in Rome for about six weeks and is starting to get bored. He hasn't picked up much of the language, and has visited most of the tourist sites in Rome itself. A fellow American suggests that he rent a car and visit some old ruins just a short drive from the city. When he gets there he finds the villagers unfriendly, and a large group of teenagers that constantly follow him around. He quickly realizes that he may be in trouble, but it may also be the case that he gets what he deserves.
12 Jun. 1962First Class Honeymoon
Edward Gibson is newly divorced and a very happy man. He's less happy when he learns that his ex-wife Gloria commissioned a portrait of herself for $2500. He refuses to pay and asks his friend Carl, who's now seeing his ex-wife, to buy the painting. Carl has something else in mind: he offers to marry Gloria, for a price, thus saving his friend alimony payments. Edward accepts his friend's offer and gives him $5000. Only problem is that Carl has a somewhat different plan in mind.
19 Jun. 1962The Big Kick
Ken is a square university professor who likes hanging around with a group of beatniks. At a party he meets Judy who is down and out and can't buy food, let alone pay the rent. Urged on by her boyfriend Mitch, Judy agrees to go out on a date with Ken in the hopes of getting some money out of him. When the professor gives her an expensive bracelet, Mitch tries to hawk it with interesting results. Ken is obviously one step ahead of them and little do they realize what is in store.
26 Jun. 1962Where Beauty Lies
Caroline has an uncanny infatuation with her brother and is jealous whenever he spends time away from her.
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