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Remembering nothing of what happened the day before, a talented, alcoholic ad man painfully reconstructs the events of what proves to have been a very bad day indeed.


Bernard Girard


Lou Rambeau (teleplay), John D. MacDonald (short story) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Tony Randall ... Hadley Purvis
Jayne Mansfield ... Marion
Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb ... Bill Hunter (as Robert Lieb)
Myron Healey ... Bob Blake
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... D.A. Driscoll
James Maloney James Maloney ... Cushman
June Gale ... The Saleswoman (as June Levant)
William Phipps ... The Bartender
Chris Roman Chris Roman ... Cliff
Richard Franchot Richard Franchot ... Albert
Dodie Heath Dodie Heath ... Sandra Purvis (as Dody Heath)


Hadley Purvis, an advertising man, finds himself facing a divorce if he doesn't knock off his heavy drinking. This does little to slow him down as he continues to drink himself into an alcoholic stupor, and one morning, finds himself at home with a girl named Marion that he picked up the night before. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

6 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hangover See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield starred together, several years earlier, in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957). Randall's Rock Hunter also was an advertising executice. See more »


Hadley Purvis: We'll go away, have plenty of money, no worries. What do you think of that, Sandra?
Marion: I think your stoned.
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The Hangover
28 October 2006 | by myemail333999See all my reviews

Not the best entry in the hour Hitchcock series. Tony Randall was fine, but this "play" progressed quite slowly; would've been better- suited for one of Hitch's 30 minute episodes a la "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." The single-most redeeming aspect of "The Hangover" was the sight of voluptuous Jayne Mansfield. Shedding her usual gargantuan, stiff hairdo, she sported a short,Italian cut popular at the time. I don't think she ever looked more attractive. Her acting was very decent; actually, I'd say it was quite good.

The show ended with Hitchcock preaching against the evils of alcoholism.This message was quite ironic,I thought, because in the majority of his two series-- hundreds of episodes, I would venture to speculate, one or more characters eventually grabbed a bottle of booze and mixed a drink in their home in suburbia or sat at a public bar and tossed back a few. In its own way, the show PROMOTED drinking/alcoholism-- just as it did smoking (as did many movies and TV shows of that era).

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