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      Season 5 – Alfred Hitchcock Presents

      1959 Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 86% 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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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 27, 1959 Arthur A chicken farmer murders his gold-digging girlfriend but the police can't convict him without the body. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 4, 1959 The Crystal Trench The loyal widow (Patricia Owens) of a man killed in a mountain-climbing accident recovers his body after 20 years. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 11, 1959 Appointment at Eleven An angry young man (Clint Kimbrough) accurately predicts an impending death. With Amy Douglass and Norma Crane. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 18, 1959 Coyote Moon A professor (Macdonald Carey) traveling across the country outwits three larcenous hitchhikers. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 25, 1959 No Pain A man (Brian Keith) destined to live in an iron lung fears for his life after learning of his wife's (Joanna Moore) infidelity. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 1, 1959 Anniversary Gift A hen-pecked husband (Harry Morgan) plans to give his animal-loving wife (Barbara Baxley) a poisonous snake as an anniversary gift. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 8, 1959 Dry Run A young thug (Robert Vaughn) tries to prove his worth to a mob boss (David White) by killing a rival mobster (Walter Matthau). Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 15, 1959 The Blessington Method The representative (Dick York) of a society dedicated to eliminating the elderly makes an offer to a prospective client (Henry Jones). Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 22, 1959 Dead Weight A man (Joseph Cotten) decides to get rid of one potential blackmailer (Don Gordon) only to deal with another. With Julia Adams. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 29, 1959 Special Delivery A boy's (Peter Lazer) hobby of growing mushrooms in his cellar turns into a nightmare. With Steve Dunne and Beatrice Straight. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 6, 1959 Road Hog A father (Raymond Massey) seeks revenge against a road hog (Robert Emhardt) who caused his son's death. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 13, 1959 Specialty of the House A man's (Robert Morley) dream of becoming a lifetime member of an exclusive gourmet restaurant comes true. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 20, 1959 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge A Southerner (Ronald Howard) is about to be hanged for attempting to destroy a bridge vital to the Union's advance. Details Episode 14 Aired Dec 27, 1959 Graduating Class A teacher (Wendy Hiller) at an exclusive girls' school becomes too involved in the life of one of her students (Gigi Perreau). With Robert H. Harris. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 3, 1960 Man From the South A little man (Peter Lorre) has a penchant for making his bets interesting. With Steve McQueen and Katherine Squire. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 10, 1960 The Ikon of Elijah A man's (Oscar Homolka) dream of sudden wealth takes solid form when he learns the location of a treasured ikon. With Sam Jaffe. Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 24, 1960 The Cure When it becomes evident his wife is losing her grip on reality, a man turns to his devoted servant for help in the Amazon. Details Episode 18 Aired Jan 31, 1960 Backward, Turn Backward When a man is murdered, suspicion falls on his teen daughter's (Phyllis Love) middle-aged suitor (Tom Tully). With Alan Baxter and Rebecca Welles. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 7, 1960 Not the Running Type After embezzling $200,000, a man turns himself in to the authorities but refuses to return the money. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 14, 1960 The Day of the Bullet When a friend (Barry Gordon) is killed, a man (John Craven) reminisces about an incident in their past. With Dennis Patrick. Details Episode 21 Aired Feb 21, 1960 Hitch Hike A businessman (John McIntire) has second thoughts about having picked up a young hitchhiker (Robert Morse). With Suzanne Pleshette. Details Episode 22 Aired Feb 28, 1960 Across the Threshold A son (George Grizzard) encourages his controlling mother (Patricia Collinge) to join her dead husband. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 6, 1960 Craig's Will A man (Dick Van Dyke) and his greedy girlfriend (Stella Stevens) will get rich when his deceased aunt's dog dies. Details Episode 24 Aired Mar 27, 1960 Madame Mystery A studio publicist (Joby Baker) takes advantage of a star's (Audrey Totter) demise to hype her final film. Details Episode 25 Aired Apr 3, 1960 The Little Man Who Was There A little man (Norman Lloyd) enters a mining town and challenges two miners to a contest with surprising results. With Read Morgan and Arch Johnson. Details Episode 26 Aired Apr 10, 1960 Mother, May I Go Out to Swim? A mama's boy (William Shatner) is afraid to tell his mother (Jessie Royce Landis) about his wedding plans. Details Episode 27 Aired Apr 17, 1960 The Cuckoo Clock A woman (Beatrice Straight) in an isolated cabin encounters a stranger (Fay Spain) she believes is an escaped mental patient. Details Episode 28 Aired Apr 24, 1960 Forty Detectives Later A man's (George Mitchell) search for his wife's murderer leads to a confrontation. With James Franciscus and Jack Weston. Details Episode 29 Aired May 1, 1960 The Hero Aboard a ship bound for South Africa, a businessman (Eric Portman) meets a partner (Oscar Homolka) he left for dead. Details Episode 30 Aired May 8, 1960 Insomnia An insomniac (Dennis Weaver) visits a psychiatrist (James Millhollin) to find the root of his problem. Details Episode 31 Aired May 15, 1960 I Can Take Care of Myself A piano player's (Myron McCormick) life is in danger after he accosts a gangster (Frankie Darro) for hitting on a beautiful singer (Linda Lawson). With Pat Harrington Jr. Details Episode 32 Aired May 22, 1960 One Grave Too Many A unemployed man (Jeremy Slate) steals the wallet of a stranger he sees collapse on the street. Details Episode 33 Aired May 29, 1960 Party Line Much to her demise, a woman (Judy Canova) shares a party line with two nosy neighbors (Gertrude Flynn, Ellen Corby). With Arch Johnson. Details Episode 34 Aired Jun 5, 1960 Cell 227 Judgment day approaches for an innocent man (Brian Keith) who is facing the gas chamber for murder. With James Westerfield. Details Episode 35 Aired Jun 12, 1960 The Schartz-Metterklume Method The arrival of a new governess (Hermione Gingold) at the Wellington household has surprising results. With Elspath March. Details Episode 36 Aired Jun 19, 1960 Letter of Credit A writer arrives in a small town to investigate the circumstances of a bank robbery in which the money was never found. Details Episode 37 Aired Jun 26, 1960 Escape to Sonoita Two kidnappers come upon a tanker in the middle of the desert and decide to make their escape in it. With Burt Reynolds and James Bell. Details Episode 38 Aired Sep 25, 1960 Hooked A man (Robert Horton) schemes with a young woman (Anne Francis) to get rid of his wealthy wife (Vivienne Segal). Details Next
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      Previous Audience Member One of the best series of the 50's. Very good scenes, very good episodes (each one better than the other). Undoubtedly, one of the best Alfred Hitchcock classics ever. Highly recommend. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Arthur Hiller, Stuart Rosenberg, Paul Henreid, Norman Lloyd, Herschel Daugherty, John Brahm, Robert Stevens
      Executive Producer
      Alfred Hitchcock
      Bill S. Ballinger, Harold Swanton, Eli Jerome, Henry Slesar, William Jerome Fay, James P. Cavanagh, Robert Turner, Victor Wolfson, Robert Bloch, Stanley Ellin, Jerry Sohl, Stirling Silliphant
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 27, 1959
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