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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!

To discuss Hitchcock's Movies, click here. To discuss Hitchcock's short stories, magazine and anthologies, click here.

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Mara Dee - 08:12pm Nov 5, 2008 PST(#283 of 297)

I've been watching the old Alfred Hitchcock Hour shows on in recent months. I realize now that as a 5 year old kid I probably should not have been allowed to watch such "mature" subject matter. I just saw the program where a little girl and her doll trade places and I thought I was going to have a heart attack! Regardless of what anyone thinks of "Hitch", he sure was and remains the master of suspense! I just hope hulu adds more programs onto their list of available shows to watch. I've already been through most of them!

Aggie - 06:56am Nov 6, 2008 PST(#284 of 297)
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ee cummings

Mara Dee, thanks for the link. I've bookmarked it for when I have some extra time. I used to love those shows!

Candy Montez - 05:42pm Mar 15, 2009 PST(#285 of 297)

I have been looking for the movie where a little white girl changes places with her black doll that she was presented with by her dad...I think. Her mother doesn't like the doll and hides it away from the daughter. The doll and the little girl change places. Does anyone know the name of this story?

TheresaRegister - 09:04am Apr 7, 2009 PST(#286 of 297)

Can anyone tell me what the name of a show that has the little blue men in it. My husband told me about it and he is wanting to watch it again and we have no clue what the title is.

colin fklko - 02:10pm Sep 22, 2009 PST(#287 of 297)

I'm trying to find an old tv episode- I think it was an episode on Alfred Hitchcock. As I remember, it was about a traveling salesman who by chance gets to play in a high-stakes game of baccarat and wins but cracks up from the pressure and is taken away in a straight-jacket. Would anyone know of this episode and or any site where I might find it. Much appreciated!

Dave Harler - 05:54pm Jul 20, 2010 PST(#288 of 297)

I remember a very old 'AHP' short movie on television in the 70s or 80s which featured a girl that had the power to freeze time, by simply saying "Shut Up" (I think!) I know in the very last scene she says, "Shut Up!", and then looks into the sky to see a nuclear bomb, hanging motionless. During the film a man and woman are arguing. The girl says, "Shut Up!", the couple freeze in motion and the girl lays both of them on the grass, man on top of woman. When the girl then says, "Start talking" the couple 'come alive' and are shocked at the position they find themselves in.

Please help in solving what the name of the short story was.


freddy murtz - 04:07pm 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 - 10:14pm 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 - 10:17pm 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).

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