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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The TV Show
Alfred Hitchcock launched his TV show, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," in 1955. The show ran until 1965, with one switch in networks, and used many seminal directors, writers, and important actors in the creation of this classic TV program. Discuss your favorite episodes with other fans and viewers here!

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freddy murtz - 03:07pm Sep 24, 2010 PST(#289 of 297)

LOOKING for an EPISODE. Can anybody help? A wicked woman is sent to prison and therein coerces the old caretaker to help plan her escape by burying her,alive, along with the next inmate who dies(outside the prison fence). Plan was to come back and dig her up, but she ends up getting buried with her would-be rescuer! Thanks

garyleeoz - 09:14pm Jun 27, 2013 PST(#290 of 297)

Hi all.

To Freddie Murtz - it's called "Final escape". Made twice. The original 1960s version (from the Alfred Hitchcock Hour) had the prisoner as a male while the colour 1980s remake had the prisoner as a female.

To Dave Harler - it's an episode of the colour 1980s Twilight Zone, called "a Little Peace and Quiet".

To TheresaRegister - that's another 1980s colour Twilight Zone called "a Matter of Minutes". I think it's based on a story by Theodore Sturgeon or maybe Ray Bradbury where the couple accidentally find themselves caught between 2 consecutive moments of time.

To Candy, Agee and Mara Dee - it's another from the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, called "Where the Woodbine Twineth". Not sure if it was remade as a 1980s colour episode.

Sorry Colin I don't remember an episode with a Baccarat game ending with the guy cracking up being taken away in a straight jacket. You could try looking through the online episode guides for the 1985 colour series of ALfred Hitchcock Presents, eg. There's a 1950s original series episode that's similar called "Crack of Doom" but it's about a poker player who bets too much and is too tired to think straight.

Just wondering if anyone has Nick-at-Nite recordings of the original 1950s episodes. They have the original intros and epilogues whereas the DVDs and later TV broadcasts use edited versions or alternate versions that were made for "the rest of the world" (ie, UK and Canada ?)

garyleeoz - 09:17pm Jun 27, 2013 PST(#291 of 297)

Hi Colin - Perhaps you are thinking of "the case of Mr Pelham" which ends with Alfred (or his double) being taken away in a straight jacket ? The play itself ends with a game of billiards or pool. (the play is about a man who finds out that someone is impersonating him).

garyleeoz - 09:30pm Jun 27, 2013 PST(#292 of 297)

To Thomas Gillard - sounds like "Body in a Barn" from the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Lillian Gish was the guest star in that one.

To Kathleen Curate - sounds like "Specialty of the House" from the original Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Not sure if they remade it for the colour series in the 1980s.

garyleeoz - 04:58am Jun 28, 2013 PST(#293 of 297)

To Kathleen Curate - the second story you asked about is called, "an Unlocked Window" (from The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and then remade for the 1980s colour AH Presents series).

garyleeoz - 05:08am Jun 28, 2013 PST(#294 of 297)

To Dave Harler - Sorry. Having read your story summary again, I now think it probably isn't "a Little Peace and Quiet" that you are after. For a start, the heroine who can stop time in aLPaQ is a stressed out housewife, not a little girl.

John Langhorn - 10:21pm Mar 3, 2014 PST(#295 of 297)

Is there an episode mainly shot from the viewpoint of someone who is thought to be dead but is in fact paralysed. Left in the morgue overnight finds he can move one finger to tap on the gurney but when wheeled along a corridor a squeaky wheel prevents him being heard tapping. He is then transferred to another gurney but finds he is lying on his finger. Next shot is an attendant peering at him and sees a tear on his cheek? My memory may not be perfect.

garyleeoz - 06:31am Jul 7, 2014 PST(#296 of 297)

Hi John Langhorn. Sounds like "Breakdown" from Season 1 of the original B/W series. Joseph Cotten played the unfortunate victim. I think it was also remade as part of the 1980s colour series.

Kevin Waine - 06:16am Jan 23, 2016 PST(#297 of 297)

Hi. I'm looking for more information about a particular episode I watched when young, which had a significant impact for me. From memory, a guy was involved in a motor vehicle accident, (I think he was a travelling salesman). The long and short of the story was that his injuries were substantial enough for the medical services to not be able to find signs of life, but the story involved his thoughts as he was witnessing what was going on around him as repeated diagnosis could find no sign of life. He is eventually declared dead, and hears the arrangements being made for his body to be taken away. However he begins to cry, (the involountry action of crying being the one bodily function still available to him).As he is being prepared for removal to the morgue his crying is noticed by a nurse, and the medical staff start to respond to what is now obvious to them, is a mis-diagnosis. If we can identify the title of the story, I'd be very happy. Thanks all.

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