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      Season 1 – Alfred Hitchcock Presents

      1955 Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      100% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 88% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score The familiar "plink, plink" of the theme song, accompanied by the line drawing of a man in profile immediately identifies the show as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." The famed director opens almost every episode with the words "Good evening ..." After a joke -- usually about the evening's sponsor -- Hitchcock lays the groundwork for that episode's freestanding story of suspense and terror. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Alfred Hitchcock Presents — Season 1

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      This suspenseful anthology not only bears Alfred Hitchcock's name, but his storytelling prowess as well -- each installment slickly delivering chills, tears and thrills with the master director's flair for the shocking reveal.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 2, 1955 Revenge A husband (Ralph Meeker) seeks revenge when an unstable woman (Vera Miles) identifies an alleged attacker. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 9, 1955 Premonition A young man (John Forsythe) returns home after an absence of four years to investigate his father's death. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 16, 1955 Triggers in Leash A woman (Ellen Corby) tries to prevent a shootout between two gunslingers (Darren McGavin, Gene Barry). Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 23, 1955 Don't Come Back Alive A determined detective (Robert Emhardt) uncovers a man's scheme to have his "missing" wife declared legally dead. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 30, 1955 The Vanishing Lady A woman (Patricia Hitchcock) visiting Paris returns to her hotel room to find her ailing mother missing. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 6, 1955 Salvage A gangster (Gene Barry) plans to punish the woman (Nancy Gates) he feels is responsible for his brother's death. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 13, 1955 Breakdown A business man, injured in a car crash and believed by everyone to be dead, fights to signal he is alive. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 20, 1955 Our Cook's a Treasure A man (Everett Sloane) suspects his cook (Beulah Bondi) of being an arsenic-poisoning murderer. With Janet Ward. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 27, 1955 The Long Shot A down-on-his-luck man responds to a newspaper ad from a man seeking a companion for a cross-country trip. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 4, 1955 The Case of Mr. Pelham A man (Tom Ewell) believes an exact double is gradually taking over his life. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 11, 1955 Guilty Witness A woman (Judith Evelyn) is suspected of murdering her husband, who has been having an affair with another woman. With Joe Mantell and Kathleen McGuire. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 18, 1955 Santa Claus and the 10th Ave. Kid A larcenous store Santa (Barry Fitzgerald) helps change the ways of a potential delinquent (Bobby Clark). Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 25, 1955 The Cheney Vase A man (Darren McGavin) tries to trick an elderly woman (Patricia Collinge) out of a family heirloom. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 1, 1956 A Bullet for Baldwin A man (John Qualen) is surprised to learn that the boss he thought he had murdered is still alive. With Philip Reed. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 8, 1956 The Big Switch A gunman (George Mathews), intent on murdering his girlfriend, purchases an alibi. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 15, 1956 You Got to Have Luck An escaped convict (John Cassavetes) takes refuge in a farmhouse occupied by a young housewife (Marisa Pavan). Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 22, 1956 The Older Sister A year after the murders, a newspaper reporter (Joan Lorring) attempts to interview Lizzie Borden (Carmen Mathews) and her sister about the killings. Details Episode 18 Aired Jan 29, 1956 Shopping for Death Two retired insurance salesmen (Robert H. Harris, John Qualen) expect murder when the temperature reaches 92 degrees. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 5, 1956 The Derelicts A bum (Robert Newton) witnesses a murder and decide to take advantage of the situation. With Philip Reed. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 12, 1956 And So Died Riabouchinska A police detective (Charles Bronson) investigating a murder focuses on a strange ventriloquist (Claude Rains). Details Episode 21 Aired Feb 19, 1956 Safe Conduct A female reporter (Claire Trevor) encounters problem trying to leave Eastern Europe after meeting a soccer star. Details Episode 22 Aired Feb 26, 1956 Place of Shadows A man (Mark Damon) arrives at a monastery bent on revenge and is convinced by a kind priest (Everett Sloane) to mend his heart. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 4, 1956 Back for Christmas An English man (John Williams) murders his wife and moves to California, thinking he has committed the perfect crime. Details Episode 24 Aired Mar 11, 1956 The Perfect Murder Two greedy brothers plan to murder their elderly aunt (Mildred Natwick) in an attempt to inherit her money. Details Episode 25 Aired Mar 18, 1956 There Was an Old Woman A desperate couple (Charles Bronson, Norma Crane) plans to rob an eccentric old woman (Estelle Winwood). Details Episode 26 Aired Mar 25, 1956 Whodunit An angel (Alan Napier) allows a murdered mystery writer (John Williams) to return to Earth to uncover his killer. Details Episode 27 Aired Apr 1, 1956 Help Wanted An unemployed man (John Qualen) needing money is hired by an unknown employer (Lorne Greene) to commit murder. Details Episode 28 Aired Apr 8, 1956 Portrait of Jocelyn A man (Philip Abbott) is startled to see a portrait of his first wife four years after she disappeared. Details Episode 29 Aired Apr 15, 1956 Orderly World of Mr. Appleby An antiques dealer (Robert H. Harris) decides his art objects are too beautiful to sell. With Louise Larabee. Details Episode 30 Aired Apr 22, 1956 Never Again An insecure woman (Phyllis Thaxter) who can't control her drinking loses control at a cocktail party. Details Episode 31 Aired Apr 29, 1956 Gentleman From America Using a haunted house in their ploy, two men (Ralph Clanton, John Irving) scheme to con a wealthy American (Biff McGuire) out of his money. Details Episode 32 Aired May 6, 1956 The Baby Sitter A garrulous baby sitter (Thelma Ritter) enjoys being the center of attention after her employer is murdered. Details Episode 33 Aired May 13, 1956 The Belfry A murderer (Jack Mullaney) hides from a posse after killing a school teacher's (Pat Hitchcock) fiance. Details Episode 34 Aired May 20, 1956 The Hidden Thing A man (Biff McGuire) struggles to remember the license plate number of the vehicle that killed his fianceé (Judith Ames). Details Episode 35 Aired May 27, 1956 The Legacy While vacationing in Palm Beach, a reserved heiress (Leora Dana) becomes the romantic focus of a prince (Jacques Bergerac). Details Episode 36 Aired Jun 3, 1956 Mink A woman (Ruth Hussey) is stunned to learn that a mink coat she bought had been stolen from a previous owner. Details Episode 37 Aired Jun 10, 1956 Decoy A young pianist (Robert Horton) is framed, by the woman (Cara Williams) he loves, for a murder he did not commit. Details Episode 38 Aired Jun 17, 1956 The Creeper A New York City woman (Constance Ford) is convinced she will be the next victim of a serial killer. With Steve Brodie. Details Episode 39 Aired Jun 24, 1956 Momentum Murder results when a wife (Joanne Woodward) nags her husband (Skip Homeier) to stand up for himself. Details Next
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      Previous Philip Horne Daily Telegraph (UK) Breakdown, with Joseph Cotten is a well-nigh Beckettian vision of doom, shot in grotesque close-ups and with a desperate inner monologue that anticipates the chilling voice at the end of Psycho. Apr 14, 2020 Full Review Walter V. Addiego San Francisco Chronicle Anti-television at its finest. Sep 28, 2018 Full Review Claire Dederer New York Times The last thing I expected was addictive entertainment. Sep 27, 2018 Full Review Jenny Nixon Common Sense Media With 260+ episodes in its coffers, there's a story here for everyone, and the moral lessons many of them impart make excellent conversation topics. 5/5 Oct 18, 2023 Full Review Cameron Meier The show ... brought a unique combination of horror, suspense, mystery, intrigue and (mostly) high-quality storytelling into American living rooms, all lovingly bookended by its legendary host's macabre humor. 4/5 Apr 29, 2022 Full Review People Staff People Magazine Hitchcock rarely directed, confining himself to inane introductions. But many of the suspense stories-written by such masters as Ray Bradbury and Robert Bloch-are quirky, tight masterpieces. Sep 28, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member I watched this programme as a child after 1962, always was and still is one of the greatest shows on TV. I love hitchocks banter at the beginning and end of the episodes, it still works even today . He was a genius of his time x Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a wonderfully written and extremely enjoyable tv series ! Mr. Hitchcock is a funny yet morbid host to this mystery filled and suspenseful show. Though it is an older series the stories stand the test of time. I would definitely recommend this television program in its entirety! Good stuff this! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Robert Stevens, Robert Stevenson, Alfred Hitchcock, James Neilson, Justin Addis, Don Medford, Don Weis, Jus Addiss
      Executive Producer
      Alfred Hitchcock
      Robert C. Dennis, Marian B. Cockrell, Harold Swanton, Dick Carr, Andrew Solt, Gwen Bagni, Joseph Ruscoll, Francis M. Cockrell, Irwin Gielgud, James P. Cavanagh, Eustace Cockrell
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Oct 2, 1955
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