Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

  • 1955
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.8  (2,424)

The film maker Alfred Hitchcock produced a television series at the height of his fame that specialized in drama, mystery and thrill stories reflecting the type of films the director was known for. Hitchcock himself appeared at the start and end of each episode to talk directly to the camera and make observations and jokes about the story; the series is famous for introducing the theme tune 'The Funeral March of the Marionette' that has seen become associated with Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock Presents ran for 361 episodes from 1955 on-wards and was first aired on U.S. Television on CBS and NBC for different seasons of the show; the first seasons of Alfred Hitchock Presents were made by Revue Studios and the later series by Universal Television. Following the broadcast of the final episode in 1965, known as 'I Saw the Whole Thing' in 1965 the show remained popular in syndication around the world. In 1985 a one off TV movie titled The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents was shown and was followed by three seasons following the format of the previous seasons. In The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents segments featuring Hitchcock's monologues were colored to make them seem new and updated. During the original seasons of Alfred Hitchcock Presents the show became famous for featuring well known guest stars including movie stars; included in the shows of the 1950's and 60's were stars such as Jayne Mansfield, Steve McQueen and Peter Lawford. Until 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents ran as 25 minute episodes, from 1962 through the series close in 1965 the show lasted for 50 minutes. Alongside the now famous Charles Gounod theme tune the caricature drawing of Hitchcock that accompanied the series has also become associated with the film maker. The nine stroke drawing was created by Hitchcock himself and appeared at the start of each episode.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
39. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
July 3, 1962
A carnival entertainer tricks a mentally challenged youth into helping her commit murder.
Where Beauty Lies
38. Where Beauty Lies
June 26, 1962
An entertainer is determined to keep men from putting the moves on his sister.
The Big Kick
37. The Big Kick
June 19, 1962
A beatnick and his galpal, both broke and hungry, crash a party in hopes of taking advantage of the friendship of one of the guests.
First Class Honeymoon
36. First Class Honeymoon
June 12, 1962
Saddled with child support payment which are hurting him financially, a divorced man is approached by another fellow who offers to marry his ex-wife--for a price.
The Children of Alda Nouva
35. The Children of Alda Nouva
June 5, 1962
A tourist in Italy is determined to visit places other travelers never see only to have things take a weird turn.
The Twelve Hour Caper
34. The Twelve Hour Caper
May 29, 1962
A milksop store clerk plans a robbery believing that no one would suspect him of being the perpetrator.
The Opportunity
33. The Opportunity
May 22, 1962
A store manager blackmails a female burglar into helping him carry out a revenge plot against his spouse.
Victim Four
32. Victim Four
May 15, 1962
A man suffering from a busted leg which will leave him with a permanent limp gets more bad news--his wife's former beau arrives on the scene.
Most Likely to Succeed
31. Most Likely to Succeed
May 8, 1962
Two high school classmates travel different paths. The one voted most likely to succeed is a failure while another has become wealthy.
What Frightened You, Fred?
30. What Frightened You, Fred?
May 1, 1962
A prison psychiatrist tries to find out why a convict due to be paroled apparently wants to stay locked up behind bars.
The Matched Pearl
29. The Matched Pearl
April 24, 1962
Greediness gets the better of a jeweler when he tries to sell a pearl for an exorbiant rate.
The Kerry Blue
28. The Kerry Blue
April 17, 1962
A woman is left outside in freezing weather while hubby spoils their pet pooch inside.
Act of Faith
27. Act of Faith
April 10, 1962
A writer finds himself in unexpected danger when he agrees to sponsor a wannabe author's first book.
Ten O'Clock Tiger
26. Ten O'Clock Tiger
April 3, 1962
A fight manager tries to make a killing at the racetrack.
The Last Remains
25. The Last Remains
March 27, 1962
A bankrupt mortician comes up with a plan to revive his establishment's business.
Apex
24. Apex
March 20, 1962
A woman discovers that her husband is having an extramarital affair with her best friend.
Profit Sharing Plan
23. Profit Sharing Plan
March 13, 1962
On the eve of his retirement, a long-time employee is extremely dissatisfied with his reward for years of loyal service.
The Big Score
22. The Big Score
March 6, 1962
A baby sitter lets her juvenile delinquent friends steal from the home where she's working.
Burglar Proof
21. Burglar Proof
February 27, 1962
Trying to sell a client a burglar proof safe, a salesman uses a safecracker to help him close the deal.
The Test
20. The Test
February 20, 1962
An attorney reluctantly agrees to defend a gangster charged with murdering a member of a rival mob.
Strange Miracle
19. Strange Miracle
February 13, 1962
Strange things begin happening to a man after he's disabled in a train wreck.
The Woman Who Wanted to Live
18. The Woman Who Wanted to Live
February 6, 1962
An escaped convict forces a female motorcyclist to help him evade the law.
The Faith of Aaron Menefee
17. The Faith of Aaron Menefee
January 30, 1962
A faith healer claims that he can cure the ulcer of a mechanic.
The Case of M.J.H.
16. The Case of M.J.H.
January 23, 1962
A con man smooth talks a woman into swiping some records from the office of her boss.
The Door Without a Key
15. The Door Without a Key
January 16, 1962
An elderly man and a young boy develop a special bond.
Bad Actor
14. Bad Actor
January 9, 1962
A play becomes a real life drama when an actor changes his prop gun for the real thing.
The Silk Petticoat
13. The Silk Petticoat
January 2, 1962
A woman marries for money but regrets it when her husband's past comes slowly to light.
A Jury of Her Peers
12. A Jury of Her Peers
December 26, 1961
A woman tends to her knitting while her hubby lies dead in another room.
The Right Kind of Medicine
11. The Right Kind of Medicine
December 19, 1961
A burglar manages to evade the police with a nice haul. There's only one problem--he's got a bullet wound and it's getting worse.
Services Rendered
10. Services Rendered
December 12, 1961
An amnesiac's only clue as to his identity is the address of a doctor.
I Spy
9. I Spy
December 5, 1961
A man continues searching for his missing wife despite advice that he should stop.
The Old Pro
8. The Old Pro
November 28, 1961
A retired hit man is blackmailed into doing one more job.
You Can't Be a Little Girl All Your Life
7. You Can't Be a Little Girl All Your Life
November 21, 1961
A leather glove is the only clue the police have in the assault of a young wife.
Beta Delta Gamma
6. Beta Delta Gamma
November 14, 1961
As a prank, a college student is convinced by his fraternity brothers that he killed someone.
Keep Me Company
5. Keep Me Company
November 7, 1961
After a housewife reports a Peeping Tom, she develops a crush on the handsome detective sent to investigate things.
Cop for a Day
4. Cop for a Day
October 31, 1961
It might be the end of the line for two burglars. In their latest job, they killed a messenger and left a witness.
Maria
3. Maria
October 24, 1961
A carnival owner discovers something unusual about the monkey he just bought.
Bang, You're Dead
2. Bang, You're Dead
October 17, 1961
A young lad decides to go out and play. Unfortunately, his uncle's gun is lying around and he grabs it thinking it's a toy.
The Hatbox
1. The Hatbox
October 10, 1961
After being caught cheating on a test, a college student begins to suspect that his professor murdered his wife.
Description

The film maker Alfred Hitchcock produced a television series at the height of his fame that specialized in drama, mystery and thrill stories reflecting the type of films the director was known for. Hitchcock himself appeared at the start and end of each episode to talk directly to the camera and make observations and jokes about the story; the series is famous for introducing the theme tune 'The Funeral March of the Marionette' that has seen become associated with Hitchcock.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents ran for 361 episodes from 1955 on-wards and was first aired on U.S. Television on CBS and NBC for different seasons of the show; the first seasons of Alfred Hitchock Presents were made by Revue Studios and the later series by Universal Television. Following the broadcast of the final episode in 1965, known as 'I Saw the Whole Thing' in 1965 the show remained popular in syndication around the world. In 1985 a one off TV movie titled The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents was shown and was followed by three seasons following the format of the previous seasons. In The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents segments featuring Hitchcock's monologues were colored to make them seem new and updated.

During the original seasons of Alfred Hitchcock Presents the show became famous for featuring well known guest stars including movie stars; included in the shows of the 1950's and 60's were stars such as Jayne Mansfield, Steve McQueen and Peter Lawford. Until 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents ran as 25 minute episodes, from 1962 through the series close in 1965 the show lasted for 50 minutes. Alongside the now famous Charles Gounod theme tune the caricature drawing of Hitchcock that accompanied the series has also become associated with the film maker. The nine stroke drawing was created by Hitchcock himself and appeared at the start of each episode.Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (269 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 1955.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Alfred Hitchcock Presents on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Apple TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 1955
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (2,424)