Alfred Hitchcock Hour

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  • TV-14
  • 1962
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.5  (16,221)

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour is host by no one other than the master of suspense himself, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock. Each hour episode is filled with mystery and suspense that always features a surprising and startling twist at the end. Every episode starts with Alfred Hitchcock entering the studio while Charles Gounod's Funeral March for a Marionette plays in the background. After saying good eve-a-ning to the television audience, Mr. Hitchcock gives a small monologue about the episode that is being shown. Right before a commercial break he will lightly make fun of the sponsor and directly after the commercial the episode will begin. Most of the episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour are the original writings of Mr. Hitchcock himself. Occasionally though some of the episodes were adapted from the writings of famous authors including Ellery Queen, William Link, H.G. Wells and Ray Bradbury. Many of the episodes were even directed by Hitchcock himself but some episodes were directed by Sydney Pollock and William Friedkin. The ending of the show once more features Alfred Hitchcock but this time it is not to make light of the sponsors. Mr. Hitchcock believed that it was a necessary gesture to morality to reassure the audience that the bad guy or opposing force had been brought to justice. There were over 770 guest stars that have appeared in various episodes of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Such famous actors included Ed Asner, William Shatner, Lee Majors and Dick Van Dyke. Just as many famous actresses can also be seen such as Angie Dickinson, Jayne Mansfield, Joanne Woodward and even his own daughter Patricia Hitchcock appeared in episodes. Many of the unique and suspenseful episodes also found their way onto the red carpet. Both The Case of Mr. Pelham and Lamb to Slaughter which were directed by Mr. Hitchcock himself were nominated for Emmy Awards. Director Robert Stevens won an Emmy Award for the episode The Glass Eye in 1957 and writer James Bridges won an Edgar Award for An Unlocked Window in 1966. One of the most famous episodes though is The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The sponsor for NBC believed that that the gory ending was too extreme for television but it was later aired in syndication.

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Seasons
Off Season
29. Off Season
May 10, 1965
A trigger happy cop gets fired from his job in the city and takes another in a small-town.
Night Fever
28. Night Fever
May 3, 1965
An injured criminal gets a sympathetic nurse to help him escape from the hospital.
The Second Wife
27. The Second Wife
April 26, 1965
A newlywed wife comes to believe that hubby killed his first wife and is planning to do the same to her.
The Monkey's Paw - A Retelling
26. The Monkey's Paw - A Retelling
April 19, 1965
Classic horror tale about a monkey's paw that grants a man three wishes which come true but not the way he expects.
The World's Oldest Motive
25. The World's Oldest Motive
April 12, 1965
A philandering hubby wants to be with his galpal permanently and a stranger says he can arrange that.
Power of Attorney
24. Power of Attorney
April 5, 1965
A con man fleeces women and finds hell to pay when he fleeces the wrong one.
Completely Foolproof
23. Completely Foolproof
March 29, 1965
A wife wants to divorce her husband. Hubby wants to get rid of her completely.
Thou Still Unravished Bride
22. Thou Still Unravished Bride
March 22, 1965
A detective fears that his missing fiancee might have fallen prey to a serial killer.
The Photographer and the Undertaker
21. The Photographer and the Undertaker
March 15, 1965
A photographer begins blackmailing an undertaker.
Death Scene
20. Death Scene
March 8, 1965
An ambitious actor begins seeing the daughter of a director in order to advance his career.
Wally the Beard
19. Wally the Beard
March 1, 1965
A man begins wearing a false beard and ends up getting into trouble.
The Trap
18. The Trap
February 22, 1965
A cheating wife plots to murder her husband so she can be with one of his employees.
An Unlocked Window
17. An Unlocked Window
February 15, 1965
Nurses who go to an old mansion to care for a patient keep disappearing.
One of the Family
16. One of the Family
February 8, 1965
The police description of a child killer fits a woman whom a couple just hired to care for their baby.
Thantos Place Hotel
15. Thantos Place Hotel
February 1, 1965
A suicidal man checks into a hotel that caters to people who wish to assume room temperature.
The Final Performance
14. The Final Performance
January 18, 1965
An old vaudevillian plans a comeback while his much younger fiancee plans on leaving him.
Where the Woodbine Twineth
13. Where the Woodbine Twineth
January 11, 1965
A woman's niece claims that "tiny people" have arrived on the scene.
The Crimson Witness
12. The Crimson Witness
January 4, 1965
A man steals his brother's job, wife, and galpal. The payback could be hell.
Consider Her Ways
11. Consider Her Ways
December 28, 1964
A young woman awakens in a hospital room to find herself morbidly obese.
Memo from Purgatory
10. Memo from Purgatory
December 21, 1964
On the bad streets of Brooklyn, a young writer joins a gang in order to gather material for a book.
Triumph
9. Triumph
December 14, 1964
A missionary falsely practices medicine and is assisted in the deception by his wife. Then a younger woman arrives on the scene.
Misadventure
8. Misadventure
December 7, 1964
A woman is fed up with her hubby's stinginess so when a strange man appears out of nowhere with a solution to her problem she willingly accepts it.
The McGregor Affair
7. The McGregor Affair
November 23, 1964
Re-telling of the true story of Scottish body snatchers Burke and Hare who murdered to provide bodies for medical experimentation.
Lonely Place
6. Lonely Place
November 16, 1964
A new hired hand soon puts fear into his employers.
See the Monkey Dance
5. See the Monkey Dance
November 9, 1964
A man sneaking away for a weekend with his mistress enounters a man with eerily similar plans.
The Life Work of Juan Diaz
4. The Life Work of Juan Diaz
October 26, 1964
A poverty-stricken man, who is near death, makes a morbid deal with the owner of a local cemetary.
Water's Edge
3. Water's Edge
October 19, 1964
An recently paroled convict is determined to find the loot that was stashed by a former cellmate.
Change of Address
2. Change of Address
October 12, 1964
Trying to save their marriage, a couple moves into a sinister remote beach house.
The Return of Verge Likens
1. The Return of Verge Likens
October 5, 1964
An ole country boy comes to town seeking revenge upon the political boss who killed his pappy in a barroom brawl.
Description

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour is host by no one other than the master of suspense himself, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock. Each hour episode is filled with mystery and suspense that always features a surprising and startling twist at the end. Every episode starts with Alfred Hitchcock entering the studio while Charles Gounod's Funeral March for a Marionette plays in the background. After saying good eve-a-ning to the television audience, Mr. Hitchcock gives a small monologue about the episode that is being shown. Right before a commercial break he will lightly make fun of the sponsor and directly after the commercial the episode will begin.

Most of the episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour are the original writings of Mr. Hitchcock himself. Occasionally though some of the episodes were adapted from the writings of famous authors including Ellery Queen, William Link, H.G. Wells and Ray Bradbury. Many of the episodes were even directed by Hitchcock himself but some episodes were directed by Sydney Pollock and William Friedkin.

The ending of the show once more features Alfred Hitchcock but this time it is not to make light of the sponsors. Mr. Hitchcock believed that it was a necessary gesture to morality to reassure the audience that the bad guy or opposing force had been brought to justice.

There were over 770 guest stars that have appeared in various episodes of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Such famous actors included Ed Asner, William Shatner, Lee Majors and Dick Van Dyke. Just as many famous actresses can also be seen such as Angie Dickinson, Jayne Mansfield, Joanne Woodward and even his own daughter Patricia Hitchcock appeared in episodes.

Many of the unique and suspenseful episodes also found their way onto the red carpet. Both The Case of Mr. Pelham and Lamb to Slaughter which were directed by Mr. Hitchcock himself were nominated for Emmy Awards. Director Robert Stevens won an Emmy Award for the episode The Glass Eye in 1957 and writer James Bridges won an Edgar Award for An Unlocked Window in 1966. One of the most famous episodes though is The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The sponsor for NBC believed that that the gory ending was too extreme for television but it was later aired in syndication.

Alfred Hitchcock Hour is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (93 episodes). The series first aired on September 20, 1962.

Where to Watch Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Alfred Hitchcock Hour is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Alfred Hitchcock Hour on demand at and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    September 20, 1962
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (16,221)