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An Unlocked Window 

A serial killer is in the area where some private nurses have locked themselves in a large house, except for one basement window.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman

Writers:

James Bridges (teleplay), Ethel Lina White (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Dana Wynter ... Stella
T.C. Jones T.C. Jones ... Nurse Betty Ames
Louise Latham ... Maude Isles
John Kerr ... Glendon Baker
E.J. André ... Sam Isles
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Boris Crispis
Cathie Merchant ... Frieda Little
John Willis ... The Newscaster
Lew Brown Lew Brown ... Al Ruben
Len Hendry Len Hendry ... The Man
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Storyline

A third murder in the last two weeks is reported over the television, and police confess they have a psychotic madman on the loose, preying only on live-in nurses. One dark stormy night, Nurse Stella Crosson (Dana Wynter) and Nurse Betty Ames (T.C. Jones) are tending to their employer, a man with a heart condition who resides in a creepy old mansion just outside of town and needs constant attention. A phone call from the murderer informs the women that he knows they're alone, and intends to pay them a visit before the night is over. Checking to make sure all the doors and windows are locked, Stella finds that she overlooked a basement window, a mistake that might prove all too costly. Written by alfiehitchie

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1965 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "Psycho" house on the Universal Studios lot is used for the house's exterior. See more »

Goofs

At 17:44 when the nurse counts the seconds between the lightning strike and thunder clap, she remarks that the strike was 3 miles away because she counted 3 seconds. She explains to the other nurse that each second is one mile. Actually, every five seconds is roughly a mile. So 3 seconds would be roughly 3/5 of a mile or, since sound travels about about 1130 feet per second in air, then the lightning strike was around 3390 feet away. See more »

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One of scariest Alfred Hitchcock TV ever !!
17 October 2016 | by littledeer-bambeSee all my reviews

This episode still scares the heck outta me! It was very well done and the ending a stunner. I watched it alone and about p'd my pants it was so creepy. I couldn't get it out of my head for a few days. Thank U Alfred for the nightmares, haha. The persistent rain added to the uneasiness, it was relentless. Good to the last horrid drop!! Casting was excellent and unexpected. PleaseS DO NOT WATCH THIS ALONE !! It is very disturbing!! Get a boyfriend, trusted girlfriend, whatever! Modern movies have a lot of guts and gore but the understated and imaginative horror is often worse. Hitchcock was brilliant. Now I'm going to get my blankie and stuffed animal and watch something more mellow.


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