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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?


Features a rare instance where Alfred Hitchcock refrained from making a lighthearted comment at the episode's end. Rather, he noted the seriousness of the episode's subject (alcoholism) and urged those affected by it to seek help. 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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Fun Times With Alcohol
16 May 2015 | by sneedsnoodSee all my reviews

Even big fans of Tony Randall might not have any patience with this really bad episode. He plays an obnoxious, staggering drunk throughout, and is not the least bit entertaining doing so. Some scenes are apparently meant to be funny, staged back when being an alcoholic was a laughing matter. He wakes up one morning to find Jayne Mansfield in his bed instead of his sourpuss wife, and the rest of the show consists of predictable flashbacks that show us how he drank, drank, drank and drank some more to finally get where he is. Every scene shows him making and drinking martinis, which gets old quickly. Teaming Randall with Mansfield took little imagination, since they played essentially the same roles in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter" a year or two earlier. Jayne is already on the downside of her career here, looking overweight and not at all attractive in short, short, short hair. This viewer was/is a big Jayne Mansfield fan, finding her far more intriguing and interesting than rival Marilyn, but she makes almost no impression here. Considering the two big stars at hand, this is really disappointing.

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