List of Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes

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The following is a list of episodes from the television show Alfred Hitchcock Presents (both the original 1955–62 series and the 1985–88 revival).

Original series (1955–1962)[edit]

Season 1 (1955–56)[edit]

First aired # Title Stars Writer(s) Director Synopsis
Supporting players
Oct
2
1955
01 "Revenge" Ralph Meeker

Vera Miles
Teleplay
Francis Cockrell

Based on a story by
Samuel Blas
Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock's opening comments: Tonight's playlet is really a sweet little story. It is called "Revenge".
          Newlyweds Carl (Meeker) and Elsa (Miles) have recently moved into a trailer park on a California beach to help Elsa recover from a "small breakdown." While Carl is at work, Elsa is apparently attacked. Seeking revenge, Carl and Elsa search for the grey-suited man Elsa has described as her attacker.

Alfred Hitchcock's closing: Naturally, Elsa's husband was caught, indicted, tried, convicted... sentenced and paid his debts to society for taking the law into his own hands. You see, crime does not pay. Not even on television. You must have a sponsor. Here is ours. After which, I'll return.

Oct
9
1955
02 "Premonition" John Forsythe, Warren Stevens, Cloris Leachman, George Macready Teleplay
Harold Swanton
Robert Stevens           Beckoned by "a sudden impulse, a hunch, a restless feeling", Kim (Forsythe) returns home to the US from four years in Paris. He particularly wants to see his father, who has not responded to his letters for four years. Soon he learns that his father died but finds that there seems to be a cover-up about how he died. He fights to get to the bottom of it.
Oct
16
1955
03 "Triggers in Leash" Gene Barry

Darren McGavin

Ellen Corby
Teleplay by
Dick Carr

Based on a story by
Allen Vaughn Elston
Don Medford           Two cowboys meet in old Maggie's roadhouse. Red (McGavin) is mad at Dell (Barry) for leaving the poker game the night before and not giving him a chance to win back his money. With their guns at the ready, the two men vent their anger against each other while Maggie (Corby), fearlessly standing between them, does her best to negotiate a peace.
Oct
23
1955
04 "Don't Come Back Alive" Sidney Blackmer Teleplay by
Robert Dennis
Robert Stevenson           Financially strapped older couple, Frank (Blackmer) and Mildred (Gregg), scheme to have the wife disappear for seven years and declared legally dead in order to collect big insurance pay-off. But insurance investigator Mr. Kettle (Emhardt) smells a rat.
Oct
30
1955
05 "Into Thin Air" Pat Hitchcock Teleplay by
Marian Cockrell
Don Medford           Paris, 1899. British Mrs. Winthrop (Forbes) and her adult daughter (Hitchcock), having traveled to India and returning to England by way of France, check into a hotel in hopes of seeing something of the Paris Exposition. Mrs. Winthrop, since leaving the ship, is feeling suddenly ill. After examining her, the hotel doctor (Mylong) sends the daughter to his distant home for medicine. When she returns to the hotel, having been delayed by the doctor's wife for hours, the front-desk clerk (Marsac) and the other employees claim to have no recollection of her, nor any record that the Winthrops were ever there; even her signature has disappeared from the registry. Worst, ailing Mrs. Winthrop has disappeared. Hints of foul play abound—among other things, the bottle of "medicine" proves to be mere water—but there seems to be nothing that the increasingly distraught daughter can prove.

The final sentence in Alfred Hitchcock's closing remarks is: "Oh, uh... incidentally, eh... I thought the little leading lady was rather good, didn't you?"

Nov
6
1955
06 "Salvage" Gene Barry

Nancy Gates
Teleplay
Fred Freiberger,
Dick Carr

Based on a story by
Fred Freiberger
Justus Addiss           Lois (Gates) is a desperate ex-criminal. Dan (Barry), the man she was responsible for putting in prison for five years, is out on parole and likely seeking revenge. She wants to make amends before Dan reaches her but nobody in her former circuit will help her. When Dan finds her, his revenge takes an odd turn when he finds out she wants him to kill her.

As the final sentence of his closing comments, Alfred Hitchcock states, "Next week we shall be back with another story. Join us then, that is, if you have nothing better to do."

Nov
13
1955
07 "Breakdown" Joseph Cotten Teleplay by
Francis Cockrell
and Louis Pollock

Based on a story by
Louis Pollock
Alfred Hitchcock           Movie producer Mr. Callew (Cotten) fires a long-time employee on the phone and scoffs at his crying. Callew then gets into a car accident near a group of laboring prisoners. He appears to be dead, and he and the car are looted by the convicts. But he's not dead; he's totally paralyzed. Brought to the morgue, Callew struggles to communicate to someone that he is still alive.
Nov
20
1955
08 "Our Cook's a Treasure" Everett Sloane

Beulah Bondi
Teleplay by
Robert C. Dennis

Based on a story by
Dorothy L. Sayers
Robert Stevens           With a serial-murderer maid on the loose in the city, Ralph (Sloane) becomes suspicious of his and his wife's (Ward) maid (Bondi). When he gets violent cramps at work one day, he decides to have a lab analyze the cocoa his maid had served him that day. When it turns out to contain arsenic, Ralph's suspicions appear to be corroborated, and he takes immediate action.
Nov
27
1955
09 "The Long Shot" Peter Lawford

Also starring
John Williams
Teleplay by
Harold Swanton
Robert Stevenson           Heavily indebted Charlie Raymond meets an English man coming to claim the inheritance from a family he has never met. Charlie plans to follow the man long enough so he can murder him, and claim the inheritance for himself.
Dec
4
1955
10 "The Case of Mr. Pelham" Tom Ewell Teleplay by
Francis Cockrell

Based on a story by
Anthony Armstrong
Alfred Hitchcock           At dinner with a friend, Mr. Pelham reveals a horrible secret. He feels like his life is slowly and completely being taken over by an imposter.
Dec
11
1955
11 "Guilty Witness" Judith Evelyn

Kathleen Maguire

Joseph Mantell
Teleplay by
Robert C. Dennis

Based on a story by
Morris Hershman
Robert Stevens           During the heat of summer Mr. and Mrs. Crane's dinners are interrupted by increasingly violent fighting from the married couple upstairs. When the husband mysteriously vanishes, Mrs. Crane implores her husband to find out more.
Dec
18
1955
12 "Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid" Barry Fitzgerald Teleplay by
Marian Cockrell

Based on a story by
Margaret Cousins
Don Weis           A disgruntled ex-con gets once last chance to turn his life around by his kindly Parole Officer, a gig as a department store Santa.
Dec
25
1955
13 "The Cheney Vase" Patricia Collinge

Darren McGavin
Written by
Robert Blees
Robert Stevens           When Lyle Endicott loses his job at an art museum, he worms his way into the inner circle of a rich woman, in hopes of obtaining possession of a priceless vase.
Jan
1
1956
14 "A Bullet for Baldwin" John Qualen Teleplay by
Eustace and Francis Cockrell

Based on a story by
Joseph Ruscoll
Justus Addiss           Set in 1896. When a middle aged employee is suddenly fired he shoots his boss to death. The next day he returns to the office to find that nothing has changed and his boss is still alive!
Jan
8
1956
15 "The Big Switch" George Mathews

Beverly Michaels
Teleplay by
Richard Carr

Based on a story by
Cornell Woolrich
Don Weis           Gangster Sam Dunleavy plans to murder his ex-girlfriend. But first he contacts a friend who specializes in developing the perfect alibi.
Jan
15
1956
16 "You Got to Have Luck" John Cassavetes

Marisa Pavan
Teleplay by
Eustace and Francis Cockrell

Based on a story by
S. R. Ross
Robert Stevens
Jan
22
1956
17 "The Older Sister" Joan Lorring

Carmen Mathews

Polly Rowles
Teleplay by
Robert C. Dennis

Based on a story by
Lillian de la Torre
Robert Stevens           Based on the Lizzie Borden murders. Ambitious reporter Nell Cutts interviews acquitted murderer Lizzie Borden and her shy sister Emma in hopes of discovering the missing murder weapon, and the truth.
Jan
29
1956
18 "Shopping for Death" Jo Van Fleet Story and teleplay by
Ray Bradbury
Robert Stevens           Hoping to use their years of life insurance experience for good, two retired agents locate a woman who, based on their experiences, doesn’t have long to live.
Feb
5
1956
19 "The Derelicts" Robert Newton Teleplay by
Robert C. Dennis

Story by
Terence Maples
Robert Stevenson
Feb
12
1956
20 "And So Died Riabouchinska" Claude Rains Teleplay by
Mel Dinelli

Based on a story by
Ray Bradbury
Robert Stevenson
Feb
19
1956
21 "Safe Conduct" Claire Trevor

Co-starring
Jacques Bergerac
Teleplay by
Andrew Solt
Justus Addiss           On a train, behind the Iron Curtain, an American journalist is asked by a well-known local democracy advocate to transmit some jewelry to the West, only to have him immediately turn her in to the Communist authorities.
Feb
26
1956
22 "Place of Shadows" Everett Sloane Teleplay by
Robert C. Dennis
Robert Stevens           A young man finds his way to a monastery to seek revenge on a man who wronged him years ago, only to find himself in a dispute on the nature of vengeance.
Mar
4
1956
23 "Back for Christmas" John Williams Teleplay by
Francis Cockrell

Based on a story by
John Collier
Alfred Hitchcock
Mar
11
1956
24 "The Perfect Murder" Hurd Hatfield

Mildred Natwick
Teleplay by
Victor Wolfson

Based on a story by
Stacey Aumonier
Robert Stevens
Mar
18
1956
25 "There Was an Old Woman" Estelle Winwood Teleplay by
Marian Cockrell

Story by
Jerry Hackady
and Harold Hackady
Robert Stevenson In his opening remarks, Alfred Hitchcock states, "I'm sure I look much worse in the flamboyant Technicolor of your imagination than I do in the austere black and white of television." He goes to announce that "Tonight's fable is about Mundy Laughton, a nice little old lady with a penchant for funerals. You shall learn more about Miss Laughton after our sponsor gives this brief but heartfelt eulogy in behalf of... his product."

The standard musical coda for black humor episodes is followed by Alfred Hitchcock's appearance with the words, "Ah well, as the French tell us, 'c'est la mort'. I thought rat poison was charmingly appropriate, didn't you? After all, sweets to the sweet. And I can think of no better time to segue into our next theme. After which, I'll segue back to you." Returning, he concludes, "The opinions expressed by my sponsor are his... Those of you who wish, may join us again next week when we'll be back with another play. Goodnight."

Mar
25
1956
26 "Whodunit" John Williams Teleplay by
Francis Cockrell
and Marian Cockrell

Based on a story by
C. B. Gilford
Francis Cockrell           When mystery writer Alexander Penn Arlington appears in heaven after being murdered, he is sad that as an author of mystery stories, he has no clue about who killed him. A sympathetic angel gives him the chance to relive his last few hours to discover his own murderer.
Apr
1
1956
27 "Help Wanted" John Qualen

Lorne Green [billed as Lorne Greene in end credits]
Teleplay by
Robert C. Dennis

Based upon the Mary Orr and Reginald Denham adaptation of a story by
Stanley Ellin
James Neilson
Apr
8
1956
28 "Portrait of Jocelyn" Philip Abbott

Nancy Gates,
John Baragrey
Teleplay by
Harold Swanton

Based on a story by
Edgar Marvin
Robert Stevens           Mr. and Mrs. Halliday's first anniversary is ruined when a portrait they commissioned for their new home is revealed to be a portrait of Mr. Halliday's missing first wife.
Apr
15
1956
29 "The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby" Robert H. Harris

Meg Mundy
Teleplay by
Victor Wolfson
and Robert C. Dennis

Based on a story by
Stanley Ellin
James Neilson
    A married antiques dealer, behind in payments to his vendors, must make a choice when he meets a meek heiress.
Apr
22
1956
30 "Never Again" Phyllis Thaxter

Louise Albritton

Warren Stevens
Teleplay by
Gwen Bagni,
Irwin Gielgud
and Stirling Silliphant

Based on a story by
Adela Rogers St. Johns
Robert Stevens
Apr
29
1956
31 "The Gentleman from America" Biff McGuire Teleplay by
Francis Cockrell

Based on a story by
Michael Arlen
Robert Stevens           In May 1940, less than a year after Britain's entry into World War II, an American in London feels obligated to prove his country's worth by staying in a room that his English hosts claim to have been haunted.

Last portion of Alfred Hitchcock's concluding remarks: "Now for a few posthumous announcements. The bullets used on tonight's program were made with new enriched gunpowder. Furs by feline. Tonight's guests were flown to Hollywood by the world's oldest airlines. Next week we shall fly some more in, if space is available. Until then, good night."

May
6
1956
32 "The Baby Sitter" Thelma Ritter Teleplay by
Sarett Rudley

Based on a story by
Emily Neff
Robert Stevens No introduction by Alfred Hitchcock. The opening credits, which do not contain, at end, the trademark greeting, "Good evening", segue into the title card: "Thelma Ritter in The Baby Sitter".

Final sentence of Alfred Hitchcock's concluding comments: "And now, children, if you aren't naughty, and if the rabbit doesn't get drunk drinking too much carrot tea and fall on the elephant's trunk, next week I'll tell you another story. Goodnight."

May
13
1956
33 "The Belfry" Jack Mullaney

Pat Hitchcock
Teleplay by
Robert C. Dennis

Based on a story by
Allan Vaughan Elston
Herschel Daugherty           When a disturbed young man is refused the love of local schoolteacher, he murders her fiancé, and then waits for her in the belfry of the one room school house.

Alfred Hitchcock's remarks are specific to the episode, including mention of title.

May
20
1956
34 "The Hidden Thing" Biff McGuire

Robert H. Harris
Teleplay by
James Cavanagh

Based on a story by
A. J. Russell
Robert Stevens

Alfred Hitchcock's opening and closing remarks are specific to the plot of the episode.

May
27
1956
35 "The Legacy" Leora Dana

Jacques Bergerac
Teleplay by
Gina Kaus,
Andrew Solt

Based on a story by
Gina Kaus
James Neilson Alfred Hitchcock's opening remarks are specific to the episode, including mention of title, "...you will journey to Palm Beach and rub elbows with the idle rich and members of the international set. But before we join these useless playboys of a decaying society, let us heed the advice of a man who is earnest, productive and steadfast — a pillar of our civilization — and the sugar daddy of television. The sponsor."

The penultimate portion of the closing remarks: "In the event you may have missed a few Freudian overtones of our story, I should like to offer a brief explanation — Irenie Cole was a compulsive knitter with a Madame Lafarge (Madame Defarge) complex. Howard Cole was an extrovert who suffered from a regressive libido and Oedipus complex, schizophrenia and an extremely low sales resistance. Prince Burhan's sports car was obviously the symbol for his mother — he always wanted to drive her mad — and the accident wasn't caused by defective brakes at all — the automobile was psychosomatic, is a (has) since entered on analysis and is now well adjusted. I hope this makes everything clear. And now, before I return, my sponsor will indulge in a bit of symbolism of his own, for which I can offer no explanation." Final words: "I hope you enjoyed that. I know Freud would have. Join us again next week when we shall be back with another story. Goodnight."

Jun
3
1956
36 "Mink" Ruth Hussey Teleplay by
Irwin Gielgud,
Gwen Bagni
Robert Stevenson           A middle class woman finds herself in a web of criminal accusations and lies after she purchases a secondhand mink coat.

Alfred Hitchcock's comments are specific to this episode and include mention of its title. At the end, he states: "I think I'll take up sports again. I'm quite an athlete, you know. I particularly excel in chess, falconry, wife beating, that sort of thing. Thank you for coming. Please call again. Our next visiting hours will be just one week from tonight. Goodnight."

Jun
10
1956
37 "Decoy" Robert Horton

Cara Williams
Teleplay by
Bernard C. Schoenfeld

Based on a story by
Richard George Pedicini
Arnold Laven In his opening comments, Alfred Hitchcock mentions the title of this episode.
Jun
17
1956
38 "The Creeper" Constance Ford

Steve Brodie

Harry Townes
Teleplay by
James Cavanagh

Based on a story by
Joseph Ruscoll
Herschel Daugherty Alfred Hitchcock's comments focus on the plot of this episode and include mention of the title.
Jun
24
1956
39 "Momentum" Skip Homeier

Joanne Woodward
Teleplay by
Francis Cockrell

Based on a story by
Cornell Woolrich
Robert Stevens In his opening comments, Alfred Hitchcock discusses plot elements of this episode. Final words: "Very educational. Next week we shall return with another story. I suggest you join us. It might be unwise to disappoint Big Brother."

Season 2 (1956–57)[edit]

First aired # Title Stars Writer Director Synopsis
30-Sep-56 01 "Wet Saturday" Sir Cedric Hardwicke, John Williams Marian Cockrell, John Collier (story) Alfred Hitchcock After his daughter kills a man, Mr. Princey devises a plan to save his family name.
7-Oct-56 02 "Fog Closing In"

Note- In 1957 this episode won an Emmy Award for Best Teleplay Writing.[1]

Phyllis Thaxter, Paul Langton James Cavanagh, Martin Brooke (story) Herschel Daugherty A woman begs her husband not to go away on a business trip. But he refuses, deserting her just as an escaped lunatic finds their neighborhood.
14-Oct-56 03 "De Mortuis" Robert Emhardt, Cara Williams Francis Cockrell, John Collier (story) Robert Stevens Aware that their friend's wife is cheating, Wally and Bud draw the same conclusion when they find him digging up his basement and his wife's missing.
21-Oct-56 04 "Kill with Kindness" Hume Cronyn, Carmen Mathews A. J. Russell Herschel Daugherty Hoping to profit from insurance fraud, a man torches his house. But the plan could backfire unless he enters the burning home to retrieve his ring.
28-Oct-56 05 "None Are So Blind" Hurd Hatfield, Mildred Dunnock James Cavanagh, John Collier (story) Robert Stevens A man conceives the perfect plan to murder his rich aunt. Confidently, he cooperates with the police, only to discover one fatal flaw in the elaborate scheme.
4-Nov-56 06 "Toby" Jessica Tandy, Robert H. Harris Victor Wolfson, Joseph Bates Smith (story) Robert Stevens Things are looking up for Albert when his sweetheart marries him — until her sickly infant nephew lives with them and he's to stay away from the boy.
11-Nov-56 07 "Alibi Me" Lee Philips, Chick Chandler Therd Jefre (story), Walter Newman (story), Bernard C. Schoenfeld Jules Bricken When a gangster is killed, his rival realizes the cops will come after him. His alibi unravels with the arrival of a mysterious package.
18-Nov-56 08 "Conversation Over a Corpse" Dorothy Stickney, Carmen Mathews Marian Cockrell, Norman Daniels Jules Bricken Mr. Brenner threatens to take sisters Cissie and Joanna to court unless they sell him their home. But the sisters will stop at nothing to stay put.
25-Nov-56 09 "Crack of Doom" Robert Horton, Robert Middleton Robert C. Dennis, Don Marquis (story) James Neilson The stakes are high for a company man, who is forced into playing a big-stakes poker game against a rich client.
2-Dec-56 10 "Jonathan" Georgann Johnson, Corey Allen Fred Levan (story), Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Stirling Silliphant John Meredyth Lucas When his father dies from poisoning, a teenager points the finger at his stepmother, whom he's resented since the day she married his father.
9-Dec-56 11 "The Better Bargain" Robert Middleton, Henry Silva Richard Deming (short story), Bernard C. Schoenfeld Herschel Daugherty Furious at his cheating wife, a mobster hires a hit man to kill her. But the plan turns complicated when he overlooks some loose ends.
16-Dec-56 12 "The Rose Garden" John Williams, Patricia Collinge Marian B. Cockrell, Vincent Fotre (story) Francis Cockrell A man thinks that a manuscript's murder mystery is more fact than fiction, so he visits the author's home to see what lies buried in the garden.
23-Dec-56 13 "Mr. Blanchard's Secret" Mary Scott, Robert Horton, Meg Mundy Emily Neff (story), Sarett Rudley Alfred Hitchcock A nosey housewife sets out to prove that the new neighbor has murdered his wife.
30-Dec-56 14 "John Brown's Body" Hugh Marlowe, Leora Dana Thomas Burke (story), Robert C. Dennis Robert Stevens A man's wife devises a greedy scheme to take over his failing business. But persuading him to come back isn't as easy as getting rid of him.
6-Jan-57 15 "Crackpot" Biff McGuire, Robert Emhardt Martin Berkeley, Harold Gast (story) John Meredyth Lucas When a car breaks down, a newlywed couple is helped by Mr. Moon, who turns nasty when his suits get dirty. Can they escape Mr. Moon's wrath?
13-Jan-57 16 "Nightmare in 4-D" Henry Jones, Barbara Baxley Robert C. Dennis, Stuart Jerome (story) Justus Addiss A man agrees to help his pretty neighbor, an actress, to hide her murdered husband. But his good deed backfires when he becomes a suspect.
20-Jan-57 17 "My Brother, Richard" Royal Dano, Inger Stevens Jay Bennett (story), Sarett Rudley Herschel Daugherty A district attorney faces a crisis in his campaign for governor when his mentally unstable brother decides to eliminate the competition.
27-Jan-57 18 "The Manacled" Gary Merrill, William Redfield Stirling Silliphant, A. Sanford Wolfe (story) Robert Stevens A crafty, resourceful criminal (Redfield) being transported via train tries to bribe his escorting police sergeant (Merrill) for his freedom.
3-Feb-57 19 "A Bottle of Wine" Herbert Marshall, Robert Horton Borden Deal (story), Stirling Silliphant Herschel Daugherty A wealthy older man confronts the young, handsome suitor (Horton) that his wife is leaving him for.
10-Feb-57 20 "Malice Domestic" Ralph Meeker, Phyllis Thaxter Philip MacDonald (story), Victor Wolfson John Meredyth Lucas A man begins to suspect that his wife (Thaxter) is trying to poison him.
17-Feb-57 21 "Number Twenty-Two" Russell Collins, Rip Torn Evan Hunter (story), Joel Murcott Robert Stevens A young ruffian (Torn) involved in a failed stickup learns some hard facts of life during a police interrogation.
24-Feb-57 22 "The End of Indian Summer" Steve Forrest, Gladys Cooper Maurice Baudin Jr. (story), James Cavanagh Robert Stevens An insurance investigator is compelled to re-examine an old claim when troubling new facts come to light.
3-Mar-57 23 "One for the Road" John Baragrey, Georgann Johnson Robert C. Dennis, Emily Neff (story) Robert Stevens When the wife of a two-timing husband starts to connect the dots, the consequences could prove deadly.
10-Mar-57 24 "The Cream of the Jest" Claude Rains, James Gregory Fredric Brown (story), Sarett Rudley Herschel Daugherty A alcoholic has-been actor tries to blackmail a producer into casting him in a new play.
17-Mar-57 25 "I Killed The Count, Part I" John Williams, Alan Napier, Anthony Dawson Francis M. Cockrell, Alec Coppel (story) Robert Stevens A befuddled police investigator (Williams) is stunned when more than one suspect confess to the same murder.
24-Mar-57 26 "I Killed The Count, Part II" John Williams, Rosemary Harris, Anthony Dawson Francis M. Cockrell, Alec Coppel (story) Robert Stevens In Part 2, the saga continues when the list of confessions gets even longer.
31-Mar-57 27 "I Killed The Count, Part III" John Williams, Rosemary Harris, Anthony Dawson Francis M. Cockrell, Alec Coppel (story) Robert Stevens In Part 3, the police commissioner finally gets to the truth behind the Count's killing.
7-Apr-57 28 "One More Mile to Go" David Wayne, Steve Brodie F. J. Smith (story), James P. Cavanagh Alfred Hitchcock After murdering his shrewish spouse, a man finds that disposing of her body may be the challenge of his life.
14-Apr-57 29 "Vicious Circle" Dick York, Kathleen Maguire Evan Hunter (story), Bernard C. Schoenfeld Paul Henreid A hired killer (York) discovers there's a huge catch to being the favorite of his organization's big boss.
21-Apr-57 30 "The Three Dreams of Mr. Findlater" John Williams, Barbara Baxley A. A. Milne (story), Sarett Rudley Jules Bricken A henpecked husband (Williams) escapes into a fantasy world populated by a girl from the South Seas (Baxley) and a dream of murder.
28-Apr-57 31 "The Night the World Ended" Russell Collins, Harold J. Stone, Harry Shearer Fredric Brown (story), Bernard C. Schoenfeld Jus Addiss A practical joker convinces a barfly into thinking that the world is about to end.
5-May-57 32 "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole" Theodore Bikel, Rhys Williams Thomas Burke (story), Francis M. Cockrell Robert Stevens In 1919 London, a killer is stalking the streets, and residents look to a police sergeant (Bikel) to catch the culprit.
12-May-57 33 "A Man Greatly Beloved" Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Evelyn Rudie, Robert Culp A. A. Milne (story), Sarett Rudley James Neilson A precocious, pigtailed girl attaches herself to a grumpy loner (Hardwicke) in the hopes of learning his secrets.
19-May-57 34 "Martha Mason, Movie Star" Judith Evelyn, Robert Emhardt Robert C. Dennis, Raymond Mason (story) Jus Addiss The wife of a gardener goes to extreme lengths to spend more time with her movie-star daydreams—and less time with her fertilizer-obsessed husband.
26-May-57 35 "The West Warlock Time Capsule" Henry Jones, Mildred Dunnock J. P. Cahn (story), Marian B. Cockrell Jus Addiss Taxidermist George Tiffany (Jones) conceives a macabre method of dealing with a brother-in-law who has long outstayed his welcome.
2-Jun-57 36 "Father and Son" Edmund Gwenn, Charles Davis Thomas Burke (story), James P. Cavanagh Herschel Daugherty The shifty son of a shop owner plots to extract money from his long-suffering father (Gwenn).
9-Jun-57 37 "The Indestructible Mr. Weems" Robert Middleton, Joe Mantell George F. Slavin Jus Addiss Cemetery owners bribe an allegedly dying man to be their first customer for business reasons...but the plot backfires when the man simply will not expire.
16-Jun-57 38 "A Little Sleep" Barbara Cook, Vic Morrow Robert C. Dennis, Joe Grenzeback (short story) Paul Henreid A fickle young woman (Cook) gets entangled in a web of crime and deceit at her remote mountain cabin.
23-Jun-57 39 "The Dangerous People" Albert Salmi, Robert H. Harris Fredric Brown (story), Francis M. Cockrell Robert Stevens A lawyer and an accountant are waiting for their train in the station's waiting room. The neighbourhood has a criminal asylum nearby from which a criminal has escaped. Nervous about the situation, these two people start suspecting each other until in the end they encounter the real lunatic.

Season 3 (1957–58)[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director Synopsis
6-Oct-57 01 "The Glass Eye" Jessica Tandy
William Shatner
Stirling Silliphant (Teleplay)
John Keir Cross (Story)
Robert Stevens While cleaning out the apartment of his dead sister Julia, Jim Whitely (Shatner) comes across a strange glass eye and tells to his wife the story of how his sister acquired it.
13-Oct-57 02 "Mail Order Prophet" Jack Klugman
E. G. Marshall
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Antony Ferry (Story)
James Neilson When an ordinary clerk (Marshall) starts receiving letters which accurately predict the outcome of future events, he takes a dangerous gamble with his life.
20-Oct-57 03 "The Perfect Crime" Vincent Price
James Gregory
Stirling Silliphant (Teleplay)
Ben Ray Redman (Story)
Alfred Hitchcock A lawyer (Gregory), with blackmail in mind, meets with a famous detective (Price) who prides himself on never having committed a single mistake in his long and distinguished career, to prove that he convicted an innocent man.
27-Oct-57 04 "Heart of Gold" Mildred Dunnock
Nehemiah Persoff
James P. Cavanagh (Teleplay)
Henry Slesar (Story)
Robert Stevens A convicted robber is released to the family of one of his cell mates, against the better judgment of his parole officer.
3-Nov-57 05 "Silent Witness" Dolores Hart
Harry Bellaver
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Jeanne Barry (Story)
Paul Henreid Intending to break up with an infatuated student, professor Donald Mason tracks her down at a babysitting job, where the conversation ends in murder.
10-Nov-57 06 "Reward to Finder" Oskar Homolka
Jo Van Fleet
Frank Gabrielson (Teleplay)
F.J. Smith (Story)
James Neilson After finding a cash-laden wallet John Gaminski promise his wife that he'll return it. But when he reneges, she demands that he share the money.
17-Nov-57 07 "Enough Rope for Two" Jean Hagen
Steve Brodie
Steven Hill
Joel Murcott (Teleplay)
Clark Howard (Story)
Paul Henreid An ex-con heads to a mine to retrieve a cache of stolen loot. When his two former partners show up, three's a crowd with a $100,000 at stake.
24-Nov-57 08 "The Last Request" Harry Guardino
Hugh Marlowe
Joel Murcott (Teleplay)
Helen Fislar Brooks (Story)
Paul Henreid A death-row inmate awaiting the electric chair (Guardino) uses his final hours to prove his innocence in a killing.
1-Dec-57 09 "The Young One" Carol Lynley
Vince Edwards
Sarett Rudley (Teleplay)
Phillip Goodman, Sandy Sax (Story)
Robert Altman A pretty underage girl (Lynley), bored with adolescence and eager to experience all that adulthood allows, acts out in ways that could ultimately prove deadly.
8-Dec-57 10 "The Diplomatic Corpse" Peter Lorre
George Peppard
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Alec Coppel (Story)
Paul Henreid Touring Mexico, Janet's rich aunt dies, and the car holding her corpse is stolen. Without a body, Janet can't claim the inheritance.
15-Dec-57 11 "The Deadly" Craig Stevens
Phyllis Thaxter
Lee Phillips
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Lawrence Treat (Story)
Don Taylor A conniving handyman tries to blackmail an innocent housewife (Phyllis Thaxter) for a fabricated dalliance.
22-Dec-57 12 "Miss Paisley's Cat" Dorothy Stickney Marian B. Cockrell (Teleplay)
Roy Vickers (Story)
Justus Addiss An elderly woman is terrified that her disagreeable male neighbor will kill her beloved—but habitually roving—tabby cat.
29-Dec-57 13 "Night of the Execution" Pat Hingle
Georgann Johnson
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (Teleplay)
Henry Slesar (Story)
Justus Addiss Warren, a prosecuting attorney with a long history of acquittals, must deliver a guilty verdict in a murder case to ensure his political future.
5-Jan-58 14 "The Percentage" Nita Talbot
Alex Nicol
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (Teleplay)
David Alexander (Story)
James Neilson A successful businessman who once acted cowardly in the war—but got undeserved credit for heroism—attempts to buy off an old Army buddy who knows the truth, with tragic results.
12-Jan-58 15 "Together" Joseph Cotten
Christine White
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Alec Coppel (Story)
Robert Altman When a businessman's mistress threatens to expose their secret relationship to his wife, he realizes he must do anything to stop her.
19-Jan-58 16 "Sylvia" John McIntire
Ann Todd
James P. Cavanagh (Teleplay)
Ira Levin (Story)
Herschel Daugherty Her elderly father becomes alarmed when a jilted woman (Todd) purchases a handgun.
26-Jan-58 17 "The Motive" Skip Homeier
William Redfield
Rose Simon Kohn Robert Stevens Two crime-obsessed buddies plot the perfect murder—one with absolutely no motive.
2-Feb-58 18 "Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty" Mildred Natwick Marian B. Cockrell (Teleplay)
Stacy Aumonier (Story)
Robert Stevens Traveling in Paris, an Englishwoman (Natwick) finds herself accidentally locked in a hotel room with a corpse.
9-Feb-58 19 "The Equalizer" Leif Erickson
Martin Balsam
Paul Maxwell
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
C. B. Gilford (Story)
James Neilson Filled with jealous rage, a man (Balsam) plots revenge on a coworker he is convinced has had an affair with his wife (Norma Crane).
16-Feb-58 20 "On the Nose" David Opatoshu
Karl Swenson
Irving Elman (Teleplay)
Henry Slesar (Story)
James Neilson A gambling-addicted housewife owes money to a bookie, and resorts to desperate measures in order to raise the money.
23-Feb-58 21 "Guest for Breakfast" Scott McKay
Joan Tetzel
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
C.B. Gilford (Story)
Paul Henreid In this violent home-invasion tale, a gun-wielding convict terrorizes a married couple whose relationship is already on the ropes.
2-Mar-58 22 "The Return of the Hero" Jacques Bergerac
Susan Kohner
Stirling Silliphant (Teleplay)
Andrew Solt (Story and Teleplay)
Herschel Daugherty
9-Mar-58 23 "The Right Kind of House" Jeanette Nolan
Robert Emhardt
Paul Maxwell
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Henry Slesar (Story)
Don Taylor After the death of her troubled son, a mother decides to sell her house, but a potential buyer discovers she may be hiding something.
16-Mar-58 24 "The Foghorn" Barbara Bel Geddes
Michael Rennie
Frank Gabrielson (Teleplay)
Gertrude Atherton (Story)
Robert Stevens A woman alone in a quiet house finds herself haunted by the noise of a foghorn. As the story progresses, she tries to recall how the sound became so horrifying to her, but the answer may be deeper than she thinks.
23-Mar-58 25 "Flight to the East" Gary Merrill
Patricia Cutts
Joel Murcott (Teleplay)
Bevil Charles (Story)
Arthur Hiller
30-Mar-58 26 "Bull in a China Shop" Dennis Morgan
Estelle Winwood
Paul Maxwell
Sarett Rudley (Teleplay)
C.B. Gilford (Story)
James Neilson
6-Apr-58 27 "Disappearing Trick" Robert Horton
Betsy von Furstenberg
Kathleen Hite (Teleplay)
Victor Canning (Story)
Arthur Hiller
13-Apr-58 28 "Lamb to the Slaughter" Barbara Bel Geddes Roald Dahl Alfred Hitchcock
20-Apr-58 29 "Fatal Figures" John McGiver
Vivian Nathan
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Rick Edelstein (Story)
Don Taylor
27-Apr-58 30 "Death Sentence" James Best
Steve Brodie
Joel Murcott (Teleplay)
Miriam Allen deFord (Story)
Paul Henreid
4-May-58 31 "The Festive Season" Carmen Mathews
Richard Waring
James P. Cavanaugh (Teleplay)
Stanley Ellin (Story)
Arthur Hiller
11-May-58 32 "Listen, Listen.....!" Edgar Stehli Bernard C. Schoenfeld (Teleplay)
R.E. Kendall (Story)
Don Taylor
18-May-58 33 "Post Mortem" Joanna Moore
Steve Forrest
James Gregory
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Cornell Woolrich (Story)
Arthur Hiller
25-May-58 34 "The Crocodile Case" Denholm Elliott
Hazel Court
John Alderson
Robert C. Dennis (Teleplay)
Roy Vickers (Story)
Don Taylor
1-Jun-58 35 "Dip in the Pool" Keenan Wynn
Fay Wray
Roald Dahl Alfred Hitchcock
8-Jun-58 36 "The Safe Place" Robert H. Harris
Joanne Linville
Michael Hogan (Teleplay)
Jay Wilson (Story)
James Neilson
15-Jun-58 37 "The Canary Sedan" Jessica Tandy
Gavin Muir
Stirling Silliphant (Teleplay)
Ann Bridge (Story)
Robert Stevens
22-Jun-58 38 "The Impromptu Murder" Hume Cronyn
Robert Douglas
Francis Cockrell (Teleplay)
Roy Vickers (Story)
Paul Henreid
29-Jun-58 39 "Little White Frock" Herbert Marshall
Julie Adams
Tom Helmore
Stirling Silliphant (Teleplay)
Stacey Aumonier (Story)
Herschel Daugherty

Season 4 (1958–59)[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director
5-Oct-58 01 "Poison" Wendell Corey James B. Allardice (lead in)
Roald Dahl (story)
Alfred Hitchcock
12-Oct-58 02 "Don't Interrupt" Cloris Leachman
Chill Wills
Scatman Crothers
Sidney Carroll Robert Stevens
19-Oct-58 03 "The Jokester" Albert Salmi
Roscoe Ates
James Coburn
Bernard C. Schoenfeld
Robert Arthur
Arthur Hiller
26-Oct-58 04 "The Crooked Road" Richard Kiley
Walter Matthau
William Fay
Alex Gaby
Paul Henreid
2-Nov-58 05 "The $2,000,000 Defense" Barry Sullivan
Leslie Nielsen
Herbert Anderson
William Fay (Teleplay)
Harold Q. Masur (Story)
Norman Lloyd
9-Nov-58 06 "Design for Loving" Barbara Baxley
Norman Lloyd
Ray Bradbury (Story, 'Marionettes, Inc') Robert Stevens
16-Nov-58 07 "Man with a Problem" Elizabeth Montgomery
Gary Merrill
Joel Murcott
Donald Martin
Robert Stevens
23-Nov-58 08 "Safety for the Witness" Art Carney William Fay
John De Meyer
Norman Lloyd
7-Dec-58 09 "Murder Me Twice" Phyllis Thaxter
Tom Helmore
Irving Elman
Lawrence Treat
David Swift
14-Dec-58 10 "Tea Time" Margaret Leighton
Marsha Hunt
Kathleen Hite
Margaret Manners
Robert Stevens
21-Dec-58 11 "And the Desert Shall Blossom" William Demarest
Roscoe Ates
Ben Johnson
Bernard C. Schoenfeld
Loren D. Good
Arthur Hiller
28-Dec-58 12 "Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore" Mary Astor
Doro Merande
Robert C. Dennis
Donald Honig
Arthur Hiller
4-Jan-59 13 "Six People, No Music" John McGiver
Peggy Cass
Joby Baker
Richard Berg
Garson Kanin
Norman Lloyd
11-Jan-59 14 "The Morning After" Dorothy Provine
Robert Alda
Fay Wray
Rose Simon Kohn
Henry Slesar
Herschel Daugherty
18-Jan-59 15 "A Personal Matter" Wayne Morris
Joe Maross
Joel Murcott
Brett Halliday
Paul Henreid
25-Jan-59 16 "Out There – Darkness" Bette Davis Bernard C. Schoenfeld
William O'Farrell
Paul Henreid
1-Feb-59 17 "Total Loss" Nancy Olson
Ralph Meeker
J.E. Selby Don Taylor
8-Feb-59 18 "The Last Dark Step" Robert Horton
Fay Spain
William Fay
Margaret Manners
Herschel Daugherty
15-Feb-59 19 "The Morning of the Bride" Barbara Bel Geddes
Don Dubbins
Kathleen Hite
Neil S. Broadman
Arthur Hiller
22-Feb-59 20 "The Diamond Necklace" Claude Rains
Betsy von Furstenberg
Sarett Rudley Herschel Daugherty
1-Mar-59 21 "Relative Value" Denholm Elliott
Torin Thatcher
Frances Cockrell
Milward Kennedy
Paul Almond
8-Mar-59 22 "The Right Price" Eddie Foy Jr.
Allyn Joslyn
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (Teleplay)
Henry Slesar (Story)
Arthur Hiller
15-Mar-59 23 "I'll Take Care of You" Ralph Meeker
Elisabeth Fraser
George Johnson Robert Stevens
22-Mar-59 24 "The Avon Emeralds" Hazel Court
Alan Napier
Roger Moore
Joe Pidcock Bretaigne Windust
29-Mar-59 25 "The Kind Waitress" Olive Deering
Celia Lovsky
Rick Jason
Henry Slesar Paul Henreid
5-Apr-59 26 "Cheap Is Cheap" Dennis Day
Alice Backes
Albert E. Lewis
Burt Styler
Bretaigne Windust
12-Apr-59 27 "The Waxwork" Barry Nelson
Everett Sloane
A.M. Burrage Robert Stevens
19-Apr-59 28 "The Impossible Dream" Franchot Tone
Mary Astor
John Lindsey Robert Stevens
3-May-59 29 "Banquo's Chair" John Williams
Kenneth Haigh
Reginald Gardiner
Francis Cockrell (Teleplay)
Rupert Croft-Cooke (Story)
Alfred Hitchcock
10-May-59 30 "A Night with the Boys" John Smith
Joyce Meadows
Henry Slesar
Jay Fob
John Brahm
17-May-59 31 "Your Witness" Brian Keith
William Hansen
Helen Nielsen Norman Lloyd
24-May-59 32 "Human Interest Story" Steve McQueen
Arthur Hill
Fredric Brown Norman Lloyd
31-May-59 33 "The Dusty Drawer" Dick York Harry Muheim Herschel Daugherty
7-Jun-59 34 "A True Account (Curtains for Me)" Jocelyn Brando
Jane Greer
Rupert Croft-Cooke Leonard Horn
14-Jun-59 35 "Touché" Paul Douglas
Robert Morse
Bryce Walton John Brahm
21-Jun-59 36 "Invitation to an Accident" Joanna Moore
Alan Hewitt
Wade Miller Don Taylor

Season 5 (1959–60)[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director
27-Sep-59 01 "Arthur" Laurence Harvey
Hazel Court
Patrick Macnee
James Allardice Alfred Hitchcock
4-Oct-59 02 "The Crystal Trench" Patricia Owens
Patrick Macnee
James Allardice Alfred Hitchcock
11-Oct-59 03 "Appointment at Eleven" Clint Kimbrough
Amy Douglass
Clu Gulager
Sean McClory
Evan Hunter Robert Stevens
18-Oct-59 04 "Coyote Moon" Macdonald Carey
Collin Wilcox
Edgar Buchanan
Herschel Daugherty
25-Oct-59 05 "No Pain" Joanna Moore
Brian Keith
Norman Lloyd
1-Nov-59 06 "Anniversary Gift" Harry Morgan
Barbara Baxley
Norman Lloyd
8-Nov-59 07 "Dry Run" Robert Vaughn
Walter Matthau
Bill S. Ballinger (Teleplay)
Norman Struber (Story)
John Brahm
15-Nov-59 08 "The Blessington Method" Dick York
Henry Jones
Stanley Ellin
(story)
Herschel Daugherty
22-Nov-59 09 "Dead Weight" Joseph Cotten
Julie Adams
Don Gordon
Jerry Sohl (Teleplay)
Herb Golden (Story)
Stuart Rosenberg
29-Nov-59 10 "Special Delivery" Steve Dunne
Beatrice Straight
Ray Bradbury Norman Lloyd
6-Dec-59 11 "Road Hog" Richard Chamberlain
Raymond Massey
Robert Emhardt
Stuart Rosenberg
13-Dec-59 12 "Specialty of the House" Robert Morley
Kenneth Haigh
Stanley Ellin
(story)
Robert Stevens
20-Dec-59 13 "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Ronald Howard
Juano Hernandez
James Coburn
Ambrose Bierce
(story)
Robert Stevenson
27-Dec-59 14 "Graduating Class" Wendy Hiller
Robert H. Harris
Herschel Daugherty
3-Jan-60 15 "Man From the South" Steve McQueen
Peter Lorre
Neile Adams
Roald Dahl Norman Lloyd
10-Jan-60 16 "The Ikon of Elijah" Oskar Homolka
Sam Jaffe
Avram Davidson (story)
Norah Perez
Victor Wolfson
Paul Almond
24-Jan-60 17 "The Cure" Nehemiah Persoff
Cara Williams
Herschel Daugherty
31-Jan-60 18 "Backward, Turn Backward" Tom Tully
Alan Baxter
Stuart Rosenberg
7-Feb-60 19 "Not the Running Type" Paul Hartman
Robert Bray
Arthur Hiller
14-Feb-60 20 "The Day of the Bullet" John Graven
Barry Gordon
Norman Lloyd
21-Feb-60 21 "Hitch Hike" John McIntire
Robert Morse
Suzanne Pleshette
Paul Henreid
28-Feb-60 22 "Across the Threshold" Barbara Baxley
George Grizzard
Patricia Collinge
Arthur Hiller
6-Mar-60 23 "Craig's Will" Dick Van Dyke
Stella Stevens
Gene Reynolds
27-Mar-60 24 "Madame Mystery" Audrey Totter
Joby Baker
John Brahm
3-Apr-60 25 "The Little Man Who Was There" Norman Lloyd
Arch Johnson
Read Morgan
George Stevens, Jr.
10-Apr-60 26 "Mother, May I Go Out to Swim?" Gia Scala
William Shatner
Jessie Royce Landis
Herschel Daugherty
17-Apr-60 27 "The Cuckoo Clock" Beatrice Straight
Fay Spain
Pat Hitchcock
John Brahm
24-Apr-60 28 "Forty Detectives Later" James Franciscus
Jack Weston
George Mitchell
Arthur Hiller
1-May-60 29 "The Hero" Oskar Homolka
Eric Portman
Irene Tedrow
John Brahm
8-May-60 30 "Insomnia" Dennis Weaver
Al Hodge
John Brahm
15-May-60 31 "I Can Take Care of Myself" Myron McCormick
Frankie Darro
Linda Lawson
Alan Crosland, Jr.
22-May-60 32 "One Grave Too Many" Jeremy Slate
Neile Adams
Biff Elliot
Howard McNear
Arthur Hiller
29-May-60 33 "Party Line" Judy Canova
Royal Dano
Arch Johnson
Hilton A. Green
5-Jun-60 34 "Cell 227" Brian Keith
James Best
James Westerfield
Paul Henreid
12-Jun-60 35 "The Schartz-Metterklume Method" Hermione Gingold
Elspeth March
Pat Hitchcock
Marian Cockrell
Saki (story)
Richard Dunlap
19-Jun-60 36 "Letter of Credit" Bob Sweeney
Robert Bray
Cyril Delevanti
Paul Henreid
26-Jun-60 37 "Escape to Sonoita" Burt Reynolds
Murray Hamilton
Harry Dean Stanton
Stuart Rosenberg
25-Sep-60 38 "Hooked" Anne Francis
Robert Horton
Norman Lloyd

Season 6 (1960–61)[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director
27-Sep-60 01 "Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat" Audrey Meadows
Les Tremayne
Roald Dahl
James Allardice
Alfred Hitchcock
4-Oct-60 02 "The Doubtful Doctor" Dick York
Gena Rowlands
Arthur Hiller
11-Oct-60 03 "Very Moral Theft" Betty Field
Walter Matthau
Allan Gordon (Teleplay)
Jack Dillon (Story)
Norman Lloyd
18-Oct-60 04 "The Contest for Aaron Gold" Barry Gordon
Sydney Pollack
Norman Lloyd
25-Oct-60 05 "The Five-Forty-Eight" Phyllis Thaxter
Zachary Scott
Charlotte Armstrong (Teleplay)
John Cheever (Story)
John Brahm
1-Nov-60 06 "Pen Pal" Katherine Squire
Clu Gulager
Hilary Murray (Teleplay)
Henry Slesar (Story)
Jay Folb (Story)
John Brahm
15-Nov-60 07 "Outlaw in Town" Ricardo Montalban
Constance Ford
Herschel Daugherty
22-Nov-60 08 "O Youth and Beauty!" Gary Merrill
Patricia Breslin
Halsted Welles (Teleplay)
John Cheever (Story)
Norman Lloyd
29-Nov-60 09 "The Money" Robert Loggia
Doris Dowling
Alan Crosland, Jr.
6-Dec-60 10 "Sybilla" Barbara Bel Geddes Ida Lupino
13-Dec-60 11 "The Man with Two Faces" Spring Byington
Steve Dunne
Stuart Rosenberg
20-Dec-60 12 "The Baby-Blue Expression" Sarah Marshall Arthur Hiller
27-Dec-60 13 "The Man Who Found the Money" Arthur Hill
Rod Cameron
Alan Crosland, Jr.
3-Jan-61 14 "The Changing Heart" Abraham Sofaer
Anne Helm
Robert Florey
10-Jan-61 15 "Summer Shade" Julie Adams
Veronica Cartwright
James Franciscus
Susan Gordon
Charity Grace
John Hoyt
Nora H. Caplan (story)
Harold Swanton (teleplay)
Herschel Daugherty
24-Jan-61 16 "A Crime for Mothers" Claire Trevor
Biff Elliot
Ida Lupino
31-Jan-61 17 "The Last Escape" Keenan Wynn
John Craven
Paul Henreid
14-Feb-61 18 "The Greatest Monster of Them All" Robert H. Harris
Richard Hale
Robert Stevens
21-Feb-61 19 "The Landlady" Dean Stockwell Robert Bloch (Teleplay)
Roald Dahl (Story)
Paul Henreid
28-Feb-61 20 "The Throwback" Murray Matheson
Joyce Meadows
Henry Slesar (Story & Teleplay) John Brahm
7-Mar-61 21 "The Kiss-Off" Rip Torn
Bert Freed
Alan Crosland, Jr.
14-Mar-61 22 "The Horseplayer" Claude Rains James Allardice Alfred Hitchcock
21-Mar-61 23 "Incident in a Small Jail" John Fiedler
Richard Jaeckel
Norman Lloyd
28-Mar-61 24 "A Woman's Help" Geraldine Fitzgerald
Scott McKay
Antoinette Bower
Arthur Hiller
4-Apr-61 25 "Museum Piece" Myron McCormick
Larry Gates
Paul Henreid
11-Apr-61 26 "Coming, Mama" Eileen Heckart
Don DeFore
George Stevens, Jr.
18-Apr-61 27 "Deathmate" Gia Scala
Lee Philips
Alan Crosland, Jr.
25-Apr-61 28 "Gratitude" Peter Falk
Paul Hartman
Alan Crosland, Jr.
2-May-61 29 "The Pearl Necklace" Jack Cassidy
Ernest Truex
Don Weis
9-May-61 30 "You Can't Trust a Man" Polly Bergen Paul Henreid
16-May-61 31 "The Gloating Place" Susan Harrison
Hank Brandt
Alan Crosland, Jr.
23-May-61 32 "Self Defense" George Nader
Audrey Totter
Paul Henreid
31-May-61 33 "A Secret Life" Ronald Howard
Patricia Donahue
Don Weis
6-Jun-61 34 "Servant Problem" Jo Van Fleet
John Emery
Alan Crosland, Jr.
13-Jun-61 35 "Coming Home" Crahan Denton
Jeanette Nolan
Alf Kjellin
20-Jun-61 36 "Final Arrangements" Martin Balsam
Slim Pickens
Gordon Hessler
27-Jun-61 37 "Make My Death Bed" Diana Van der Vlis
Biff Elliot
Arthur Hiller
4-Jul-61 38 "Ambition" Leslie Nielsen
Harold J. Stone
Paul Henreid

Season 7 (1961–62)[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director
10-Oct-61 01 "The Hatbox" Paul Ford
Billy Gray
Alan Crosland, Jr.
17-Oct-61 02 "Bang! You're Dead!" Bill Mumy James Allardice Alfred Hitchcock
24-Oct-61 03 "Maria" Nita Talbot
Norman Lloyd
John Wyndham (story Jizzle) Boris Sagal
31-Oct-61 04 "Cop for a Day" Walter Matthau Paul Henreid
7-Nov-61 05 "Keep Me Company" Anne Francis Alan Crosland, Jr.
14-Nov-61 06 "Beta Delta Gamma" Burt Brinckerhoff
Barbara Steele
Alan Crosland, Jr.
21-Nov-61 07 "You Can't Be a Little Girl All Your Life" Dick York Norman Lloyd
28-Nov-61 08 "The Old Pro" Richard Conte Paul Henreid
5-Dec-61 09 "I Spy" Kay Walsh
William Kendall
Norman Lloyd
12-Dec-61 10 "Services Rendered" Hugh Marlowe Paul Henreid
19-Dec-61 11 "The Right Kind of Medicine" Robert Redford
Joby Baker
Alan Crosland, Jr.
26-Dec-61 12 "A Jury of Her Peers" Ann Harding Robert Florey
2-Jan-62 13 "The Silk Petticoat" Michael Rennie
Antoinette Bower
John Newland
9-Jan-62 14 "Bad Actor" Robert Duvall
William Schallert
John Newland
16-Jan-62 15 "The Door Without a Key" Claude Rains
Bill Mumy
Herschel Daugherty
23-Jan-62 16 "The Case of M.J.H." Barbara Baxley
Robert Loggia
Alan Crosland, Jr.
30-Jan-62 17 "The Faith of Aaron Menefee" Andrew Prine
Olan Soule
Norman Lloyd
6-Feb-62 18 "The Woman Who Wanted to Live" Lola Albright
Charles Bronson
Alan Crosland, Jr.
13-Feb-62 19 "Strange Miracle" Eduardo Ciannelli
Miriam Colon
Norman Lloyd
20-Feb-62 20 "The Test" Brian Keith
Eduardo Ciannelli
Boris Sagal
27-Feb-62 21 "Burglar Proof" Robert Webber
Whit Bissell
John Newland
6-Mar-62 22 "The Big Score" Evans Evans Boris Sagal
13-Mar-62 23 "Profit-Sharing Plan" Henry Jones Bernard Girard
20-Mar-62 24 "Apex" Patricia Breslin
Mark Miller
Alan Crosland, Jr.
27-Mar-62 25 "The Last Remains" Ed Gardner
John Fiedler
Leonard Horn
3-Apr-62 26 "Ten O'Clock Tiger" Frankie Darro
Robert Keith
Bernard Girard
10-Apr-62 27 "Act of Faith" George Grizzard
Dennis King
Eric Ambler Bernard Girard
17-Apr-62 28 "The Kerry Blue" Carmen Mathews
Gene Evans
Paul Henreid
24-Apr-62 29 "The Matched Pearl" John Ireland
Ernest Truex
Bernard Girard
1-May-62 30 "What Frightened You, Fred?" Edward Asner
R.G. Armstrong
Jack Ritchie (short story) Paul Henreid
8-May-62 31 "Most Likely to Succeed" Joanna Moore
Howard Morris
Richard Whorf
15-May-62 32 "Victim Four" Peggy Ann Garner
John Lupton
Paul Henreid
22-May-62 33 "The Opportunity" Richard Long Robert Florey
29-May-62 34 "The Twelve Hour Caper" Dick York John Newland
5-Jun-62 35 "The Children of Alda Nuova" Jack Carson
Christopher Dark
Robert Florey
12-Jun-62 36 "First Class Honeymoon" Robert Webber
Jeremy Slate
Don Weis
19-Jun-62 37 "The Big Kick" Anne Helm
Wayne Rogers
Alan Crosland, Jr.
26-Jun-62 38 "Where Beauty Lies" Cloris Leachman
George Nader
Robert Florey
Syndication
only
39 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Brandon deWilde
Diana Dors
Joseph Lejtes

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)[edit]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)[edit]

Pilot film (1985)[edit]

A 100-minute made-for-TV film was presented as the pilot for the series; it consisted of four episodes, all remakes of ones from the original series. This first aired on May 5, 1985 on NBC.

Title Stars Writer Director
"Incident in a Small Jail" Ned Beatty Joel Oliansky
Henry Slesar
Joel Oliansky
"Man from the South" Steven Bauer
John Huston
Melanie Griffith
Kim Novak
Tippi Hedren
William Fay
Steve De Jarnatt
Roald Dahl (story)
Steve De Jarnatt
"Bang! You're Dead!" Bianca Rose
Gail Youngs
Christopher Crowe
Harold Swanton
Randa Haines
"An Unlocked Window" Annette O'Toole
Bruce Davison
Fred Walton
James Bridges
Fred Walton

Season 1[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director
29-Sep-85 1x02 "Revenge" David Clennon
Linda Purl
David Stenn R. E. Young
In a remake of the pilot of the original series' pilot, a man seeks revenge on his wife's attacker.
6-Oct-85 1x03 "Night Fever" Robert Carradine
Lisa Pelikan
Clark Howard
Jeff Kanew
Stephen Kronish
Jeff Kanew
A wounded cop-killer tries to manipulate a nurse into helping him escape.
20-Oct-85 1x04 "Wake Me When I'm Dead" Barbara Hershey Irving Elman (teleplay)
Buck Henry
Lawrence Treat (story)
Frank Pierson
A prosecutor resorts to hypnosis to prove a case.
27-Oct-85 1x05 "Final Escape" Season Hubley
George DiCenzo
Patrice Donnelly
Jerry Hardin
Davis Roberts (as Doc)
Tom Cannan (story)
Randall Hood (story)
Charles Grant Craig (teleplay)
Thomas Carter
An incarcerated killer seeks the help of a gravedigger.
3-Nov-85 1x06 "The Night Caller" Sandra Bernhard
Michael O'Keefe
Linda Fiorentino
10-Nov-85 1x07 "Method Actor" Martin Sheen
Marilu Henner
Robby Benson
Parker Stevenson
Burt Reynolds
17-Nov-85 1x08 "The Human Interest Story" John Shea
James T. Callahan
Karen Harris (teleplay) Larry Gross
1-Dec-85 1x09 "Breakdown" Andy García
José Luis Cuevas
Sebastián Ligarde
Richard Pearce
8-Dec-85 1x10 "Prisoners" Cristina Raines
Yaphet Kotto
John Byrum (teleplay) Christopher Crowe
An escaped convict breaks into a woman's house and makes himself at home; the two bond and become friends.
15-Dec-85 1x11 "Arthur, or the Gigolo" Brad Davis
Sandy Dennis
Arthur Williams (story)
Steve De Jarnatt (teleplay)
Thomas Carter
A small-time crook marries a wealthy spinster for her diamond collection; he soon angers his new bride's "children", her dozens of cats.
5-Jan-86 1x12 "The Gloating Place" Nicholas Hormann
Kristy Swanson (minor role)
Jim Beaver (uncredited)
Robert Bloch (story)
David Stenn (teleplay)
Christopher Leitch
12-Jan-86 1x13 "The Right Kind of Medicine" Jack Thibeau
Robert Prosky
Jerrold Freedman Henry Slesar (story)
Michael Braverman (teleplay)
19-Jan-86 1x14 "Beast in View"
16-Feb-86 1x15 "A Very Happy Ending" Joaquin Phoenix Tom Rickman Tom RIckman
2-Mar-86 1x16 "The Canary Sedan" Ian Abercrombie
Kathleen Quinlan
9-Mar-86 1x17 "Enough Rope for Two" Jeff Fahey
Timothy Daly
Darlanne Fluegel
Clark Howard (story)
David Chase (teleplay)
David Chase
16-Mar-86 1x18 "The Creeper" Karen Allen
Timothy Carhart
Lori Butler
23-Mar-86 1x19 "Happy Birthday" Lane Smith
Noel Conlon
Nana Visitor
6-Apr-86 1x20 "The Jar" Stephen Shellen
Griffin Dunne
Fiona Lewis
Ray Bradbury (story)
Michael McDowell (teleplay)
Tim Burton
13-Apr-86 1x21 "Deadly Honeymoon" Victoria Tennant
David Dukes
Nicolas Coster
Alan Fudge
Don Medford
4-May-86 1x22 "Four O'Clock" Richard Cox
Nicholas Pryor
Ellen Tobie
Steve Bello (teleplay)
Cornell Woolrich (story)
Andrew Mirisch
11-May-86 1x23 "Road Hog" Burt Young
Ronny Cox
Doug Savant
Lee Bryant

Season 2[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director
24-Jan-87 2x01 "The Initiation" Marion Ross Rob Hedden
Jim Beaver
Robert Iscove
31-Jan-87 2x02 "Conversation Over a Corpse"
7-Feb-87 2x03 "Man on the Edge" Mark Hamill
Michael Ironside
Jim Beaver Robert Iscove
14-Feb-87 2x04 "If the Shoe Fits"
21-Feb-87 2x05 "The Mole"
28-Feb-87 2x06 "The Anniversary Gift" Pamela Sue Martin
7-Mar-87 2x07 "The Impatient Patient"
14-Mar-87 2x08 "When This Man Dies"
21-Mar-87 2x09 "The Specialty of the House" John Saxon
Jennifer Dale
Neil Munro
Stanley Ellin
(story)
28-Mar-87 2x10 "The Final Twist" Martin Landau Jim Beaver Atom Egoyan
4-Apr-87 2x11 "Tragedy Tonight"
11-Apr-87 2x12 "World's Oldest Motive"
18-Apr-87 2x13 "Deathmate" Samantha Eggar

Season 3[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director
6-Feb-88 3x01 "VCR – Very Careful Rape" Melissa Sue Anderson
Laura Donovan
Michael Sloan Zale Dalen
13-Feb-88 3x02 "Animal Lovers" Susan Anton
Ron White
Robert DeLaurentis Sturla Gunnarsson
20-Feb-88 3x03 "Prism" Lindsay Wagner
Michael Sarrazin
Michael Sloan Allan King
27-Feb-88 3x04 "A Stolen Heart" William Katt Robert DeLaurentis Rene Bonniere
5-Mar-88 3x05 "Houdini on Channel 4" Nick Lewin Michael Sloan Timothy Bond
12-Mar-88 3x06 "Killer Takes All" Van Johnson
Art Bellasco
Michael Sloan
Robert DeLaurentis
Allan King
19-Mar-88 3x07 "Hippocritic Oath" Shaun Cassidy
Dale Thurston
Michael Colleary
Ray DeLaurentis
Vic Sarin
26-Mar-88 3x08 "Prosecuter" Parker Stevenson
Clark Taylor
Glenn Davis
William Laurin
David Gelfand
23-Apr-88 3x09 "If Looks Could Kill" Michelle Phillips
30-Apr-88 3x10 "You'll Die Laughing" Anthony Newley
7-May-88 3x11 "Murder Party" Leigh Taylor-Young
David McCallum
Colin Fox
Robert De Laurentis Allan King
14-May-88 3x12 "Twist" Stella Stevens Manny Coto
21-May-88 3x13 "User Deadly"
28-May-88 3x14 "Career Move" David Cassidy
18-June-88 3x15 "Full Disclosure"
25-June-88 3x16 "Kandinsky's Vault" Eli Wallach
2-July-88 3x17 "There Was a Little Girl..."
9-July-88 3x18 "Twisted Sisters" Mia Sara
16-July-88 3x19 "The 13th Floor"
30-July-88 3x20 "The Hunted: Part 1" Edward Woodward
6-Aug-88 3x21 "The Hunted: Part 2"

Season 4[edit]

First Aired # Title Stars Writer Director
8-Oct-88 4x01 "Fogbound" Kathleen Quinlan
15-Oct-88 4x02 "Pen Pal" Jean Simmons

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Rene Bonniere
12-Nov-88 4x03 "Ancient Voices"
19-Nov-88 4x04 "Survival of the Fittest"
7-Jan-89 4x05 "The Big Spin" Erik Estrada
14-Jan-89 4x06 "Don't Sell Yourself Short"
21-Jan-89 4x07 "For Art's Sake"
28-Jan-89 4x08 "Murder in Mind" Melissa Sue Anderson
4-Feb-89 4x09 "Mirror Mirror"
11-Feb-89 4x10 "Skeleton in the Closet"
18-Feb-89 4x11 "In the Driver's Seat"
25-Feb-89 4x12 "Driving Under the Influence"
11-Mar-89 4x13 "In the Name of Science"
25-Mar-89 4x14 "Romance Machine"
15-Apr-89 4x15 "Diamonds Aren't Forever"
22-Apr-89 4x16 "My Dear Watson"
29-Apr-89 4x17 "Night Creatures"
8-July-89 4x18 "The Man Who Knew Too Little"
15-July-89 4x19 "Reunion"
22-July-89 4x20 "South by Southeast"
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