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 Season 1 (CBS) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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######### Alfred Hitchcock Presents ##########

############## season 1 1955-56 ##############

################# (half-hour) ##################

         CBS Sundays 9:30 pm Eastern


1.01 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: REVENGE

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1506 

02-Oct-55

teleplay by Francis Cockrell & A.I. Bezzerides

story based on Samuel Blas' short story

    published in Colliers (Jan 11, 1947)

directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Guest Stars:

Vera Miles ........... Elsa Span
Ralph Meeker ......... Carl Span
Frances Bavier ....... Mrs. Fergusen
John Gallaudet ....... The Doctor
Ray Teal ............. Police Lieutenant
Herbert Lytton ....... Police Lieutenant
Ray Montgomery ....... Man In Grey Suit
Norman Willis ........ Cop
John Daheim .......... Cop
Lilian O'Malley ...... Hotel Maid

Synopsis:

An unstable woman identifies an alleged attacker.

Note: Alfred Hitchcock Introductory

"Good evening, I'm Alfred Hitchcock and tonight I'm presenting

the first in a series of stories of suspense and mystery oddly

enough called, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". I shall not act in

these stories, but will only make appearances, something in

nature of an accessory before and after the fact. To give the title

 for those of you who can't read and to tidy up afterwards for

those who don't understand the ending. Tonight's playlet is really

 a sweet little story it is called "Revenge", it will follow, oh dear I

see our actors won't be ready for another 60 seconds. However

thanks to our sponsors' remarkable foresight we have a message

 that will fit in here nicely."  [RF]

 

1.02 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: PREMONITION

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1515 

09-Oct-55

teleplay by Harold Swanton

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Cloris Leachman ...... Susan Stanger
John Forsythe ........ Ken Stanger
Warren Stevens ....... Perry Stanger
George Macready ...... Doug Irwin
Percy Helton ......... Gerald Eaton
Harry Tyler .......... Mr. Dodds
Paul Brinegar ........ Mason

Synopsis:

A pianist doubts reports of his father's death.

 

1.03 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: TRIGGERS IN LEASH

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1503 

16-Oct-55

teleplay by Dick Carr

based on a story by Allan Vaughn Elston

directed by Don Medford

Guest Stars:

Darren McGavin ....... Red Hillman
Gene Barry ........... Dell Delaney
Ellen Corby .......... Maggie Flynn
Casey MacGregor ...... Ben

Synopsis:

A woman tries to prevent a fatal gun battle.

 

1.04 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: DON'T COME BACK ALIVE

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1507 

23-Oct-55

teleplay by Robert C. Dennis

directed by Robert Stevenson

director of photography Reggie Lanning

art director, Martin Obzina;

editorial supervisor, Richard G. Wray;

film editor, Edward W. Williams;

music supervisor, Stanley Wilson.

Set decorator, James S. Redd;

sound, Hugh McDowell;

assistant director, James Hogan;

wardrobe supervisor, Vincent Dee;

makeup, Ted Coodley

Guest Stars:

Sidney Blackmer ...... Frank Partridge
Virginia Gregg ....... Mildred Partridge
Robert Emhardt ....... Kettle
Irene Tedrow ......... Lucy
Edna Holland ......... Librarian

Synopsis 1:

A couple schemes to collect a 25,000 dollar life-insurance claim; the wife

agrees to leave her husband for seven years--the length of time necessary

to legally establish the "death" of a missing person.   [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A man wants his wife declared legally dead.

 

1.05 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: INTO THIN AIR

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1504 

30-Oct-55

teleplay by Marian Cockrell

based on a story by Alexander Woolcott

directed by Don Medford

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Alan Napier .......... Sir Everett
Patricia Hitchcock.... Diane Winthrop
Mary Forbes .......... Mrs. Winthrop
Geoffrey Toone ....... Basil Farnham
John Mylong .......... Doctor
Ann Codee ............ Doctor's wife
Maurice Marsac ....... Clerk
Gerry Gaylor ......... Maid
Peter Camlin ......... Porter
Jack Chefe ........... Detective
Albert D'Arno ........ Bellhop
Michael Hadlow ....... Maris

Synopsis 1:
A woman returns to her hotel room with medication for her mother
and finds her ailing mother gone. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young woman and her mother, enroute from India to England in 1899, stop off at Paris

 for a visit. Returning to the hotel at which the two are staying, the girl is refused her key,

is told she is not registered and can find no trace of her mother. [RF]
 

1.06 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: SALVAGE

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1508 

06-Nov-55

teleplay by Fred Freiberger & Dick Carr

directed by Justus Addiss

director of photography Lester Shorr

Guest Stars:

Gene Barry ........... Dan Varrel
Nancy Gates .......... Lois Williams
Peter Adams .......... Tim Grady
Maxine Cooper ........ Mary
Elisha Cook, Jr. ..... Shorty
Paul Bryar ........... Lou Henry
Edit Angold .......... Seamstress
Virginia Christine ... Model
Ralph Montgomery ..... Drunk
Billy Wayne .......... Bartender

Synopsis:

After his release from prison, a gangster plans to avenge his brother's death. [RF]

 

1.07 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: BREAKDOWN

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1505 

13-Nov-55

teleplay by Francis Cockrell & Louis Pollock

based on a story by Louis Pollock

directed by Alfred Hitchcock

director of photography John L. Russell Jr.

art director, Martin Obzina;

editorial supervisor, Richard G. Wray;

film editor, Edward W. Williams;

music supervisor, Stanley Wilson.

Set decorator, James S. Redd;

sound, Hugh McDowell;

assistant director, James Hogan;

wardrobe supervisor, Vincent Dee;

makeup, Garrett Morris

Guest Stars:

Joseph Cotten ........ William Callew
Raymond Bailey ....... Ed Johnson
Murray Alper ......... Lloyd
Harry Shannon ........ Doc Harner
Lane Chandler ........ Sheriff
Holly Bane ........... Escaped Convict (aka Mike Ragan)
Marvin Press ......... Chessy
Forrest Stanley ...... Hubka
James Edwards ........ 1st Convict
Aaron Spelling ....... Convict
Elzie Emanuel ........ Secretary
Harry Landers ........ Coroner
Richard Newton ....... Ambulance Driver
Ralph Peters ......... Coroner's Assistant
Jim Weldon ........... Guard

Synopsis 1:

Driving from Miami Beach to New York alone, hard-hearted businessman Callew

is involved in an auto accident which leaves him completely paralyzed.

Assumed dead by all around him, he desperately tries to communicate the

fact that he is still alive.   [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A man lies paralyzed in a car wreck.

*Note: Emmy award winning episode for editing. Absolutely brilliant episode.

 

1.08 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: OUR COOK'S (A) TREASURE

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1513 

20-Nov-55

teleplay by Robert C. Dennis

based on a story by Dorothy L. Sayers

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Everett Sloane ....... Ralph Montgomery
Janet Ward ........... Ethel Montgomery
Beulah Bondi ......... Mrs. Sutton
Elliott Reid ......... Earl Cramer
Gavin Gordon ......... George Brooks
Doris Singleton ...... Secretary
Walter Woolf King .... Card Player
Olan Soule ........... Chemist

Synopsis:

A man thinks his cook is a wanted murderer.

 

1.09 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE LONG SHOT

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1520 

27-Nov-55

teleplay by Harold Swanton

directed by Robert Stevenson

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Peter Lawford ........ Charlie Raymond
John Williams ........ Walker D. Hendricks
Gertrude Hoffman ..... Marguerite Stoddard
Charles Cantor ....... Tommy De Witt
Robert Warwick ....... Matthew Kelson
Virginia Christine ... Secretary
Frank Gerstle ........ Mack
Tim Graham ........... Bartender

Synopsis 1:

A man impersonates another to collect a fortune.

Synopsis 2:

In debt and looking for a way to recoup his gambling losses, the rogue answers an ad

for a companion to a visiting Englishman.  [RF]

 

1.10 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE CASE OF MR. PELHAM

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1519 

04-Dec-55

teleplay by Francis Cockrell

based on a story by Anthony Armstrong

directed by Alfred Hitchcock

director of photography John L. Russell

Guest Stars:

Tom Ewell ............ Albert Pelham
Raymond Bailey ....... Dr. Harley
Jan Arvan ............ Harry
Kirby Smith .......... Tom Mason
Kay Stewart .......... Miss Clement
John Compton ......... Vincent
Justice Watson ....... Henry Peterson
Diane Brewster ....... Secretary
Richard Collier ...... Bartender
Norman Willis ........ Intern
Tim Graham ........... Intern

Synopsis:

When a man calls home, he himself answers.

 

1.11 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: GUILTY WITNESS

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1512 

11-Dec-1955

teleplay by Robert C. Daniels

based on a story by Morris Hershman

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Judith Evelyn ....... Amelia Verber
Joseph Mantell ......... Stanley Krane
Kathleen Maguire .... Dorothy Krane
Robert F. Simon ..... Detective Halloran
Ed Kemmer ........... Dan Verber
Leola Wendorff ...... Mrs. Glavtski
Grazia Narciso ...... Mrs. Santini
Synopsis 1:
A young couple's neighbors quarrel so loudly and frequently that when the

 husband disappears, they can't quite believe he just went on a business trip. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

The husband in a quarreling couple disappears.

 

1.12 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: SANTA CLAUS AND THE 10TH AVENUE KID

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1528

18-Dec-1955

teleplay by Marian Cockrell

based on a story by Margaret Cousins

directed by Don Weis

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Barry Fitzgerald .... Stretch Sears
Bobby Clark ......... The 10th Avenue Kid
Virginia Gregg ...... Miss Clementine Webster
Arthur Space ........ Mr. Chambers
Justice Watson ...... Mr. Shaw
Wendy Winkelman ..... Little Girl
Norman Willis ....... Policeman
Alan Reynolds ....... Policeman
Tyler McVey ......... Detective
Betty Harford ....... Doris
Harrison Lewis
Gary Hunley
Mimi Gibson
Anthony Blankley .... Boy
Butch Bernard ....... Boy

Synopsis:

 A tough boy challenges a larcenous store Santa.

 

1.13 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE CHENEY VASE

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1523 

25-Dec-55
Playlist - Alfred Hitchcock Presents - The Cheney Vase (4pt)
 

teleplay by Robert Blees

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Patricia Collinge .... Martha Cheney

Darren McGavin ....... Lyle Endicott
Carolyn Jones ........ Pamela Waring
George Macready ...... Homer Koether
Ruta Lee ............. Ruby Boyenton
Kathryn Card ......... Bella

Synopsis:

A man searches for a family's priceless vase.

 

1.14 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A BULLET FOR BALDWIN

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1526 

01-Jan-56

teleplay by Eustace Cockrell & Francis Cockrell

based on a story by Joseph Ruscoll

directed by Justus Addiss

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Sebastian Cabot ...... Nathaniel Baldwin/Mr. Davidson
John Qualen .......... Mr. Stepp
Philip Reed .......... Walter King
Cheryl Clark ......... Mrs. Baldwin
Don McArt ............ Albert
Kate Drain Lawson .... Landlady
James Adamson ........ Janitor
Bill Erwin ........... Fireman
David Dwight ......... Fireman
Arthur D. Gilmour .... Neighbor
Ruth Lee ............. Neighbor
Robert Patten ........ Detective

Synopsis:

A man thinks he dreamed killing his boss.

 

1.15 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE BIG SWITCH

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1509 

08-Jan-56

teleplay by Richard Carr

based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

directed by Don Weis

director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
George Mathews ....... Sam Donleavy
George E. Stone ...... Barney
Joe Downing .......... Lieutenant Al
Beverly Michaels ..... Goldie
James Edwards ........ Ed
Mark Dana ............ Morgan
Napoleon Whiting ..... Man
Synopsis 1:
Sam Donleavy buys an alibi to cover the murder of his girlfriend. [RF]
Synopsis 2:

A gunman intent on murder purchases an alibi. [DM]

 

1.16 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: YOU GOT TO HAVE LUCK

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1525 

15-Jan-56

teleplay by Eustace Cockrell & Francis Cockrell

based on a story by S.R. Ross

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

John Cassavetes ...... Sam Cobbett
Marisa Pavan ......... Mary Schaffner
Ray Teal ............. Warden
Robert Patten ........ Willis
Vivi Janiss .......... Maude
Hal K. Dawson ........ Secretary
Lamont Johnson ....... Davis
Steve Clark .......... Pilot
William Pullen ....... Co-pilot
Wendy Winkelman ...... Child

Synopsis:

An escaped criminal takes a housewife prisoner.

 

1.17 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE OLDER SISTER

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1516 

22-Jan-56

teleplay by Robert C. Daniels

based on a story by Lillian De La Torre

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Joan Lorring ......... Emma Borden
Patricia Hitchcock ... Margaret
Carmen Mathews ....... Lizzie Borden
Polly Rowles ......... Nell Cutt
Kay Stewart .......... Grace
Wendy Winkelman ...... Little Girl
Synopsis 1:
The older sister tells the story of the Lizzie Borden murder case.

 The double murder of a father and mother was discovered by a newspaper woman. [RF]
Synopsis 2:

A newspaperwoman investigates Lizzie Borden.

 

1.18 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: SHOPPING FOR DEATH

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1517 

29-Jan-56

teleplay by Ray Bradbury

short story by Ray Bradbury "Touched By Fire"

    from Maclean's (June 1, 1954).

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography John L. Russell Jr.

Guest Stars:

Michael Ansara ....... Death
Robert H. Harris ..... Mr. Fox
Jo Van Fleet ......... Mrs. Shrike
Mike Ross ............ Mr. Shrike
John Qualen .......... Mr. Shaw

Alfred Linder

Charlotte Knight

Lee Erickson

Jack Tesler

Laiola Wendorff

Ralph Montgomery

Bob Morgan

Synopsis:

Two men expect murder when the temperature rises.

 

1.19 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE DERELICTS

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1527 

05-Feb-56

teleplay by Robert C. Dennis

based on a story by Terence Maples

directed by Robert Stevenson

director of photography John L. Russell Jr., A.S.C.

Guest Stars:

Robert Newton ........ Peter J. Goodfellow
Philip Reed .......... Ralph Cowell
Peggy Knudsen ........ Herta
Johnny Silver ........ Shanks
Robert Foulk ......... Det. Sgt. Monroney
Cyril Delevanti ...... Alfred Sloane

Synopsis:

A killer is forced to take in blackmailing bums.

 

1.20 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: AND SO DIED RIABOUCHINSKA

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1514 

12-Feb-56

teleplay by Mel Dinelli

based on a story by Ray Bradbury

directed by Robert Stevenson

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Claude Rains ......... John Fabian
Charles Bronson ...... Detective Krovitch
Claire Carleton ...... Alice Fabian
Lowell Gilmore ....... Mel Douglas, Fabian's manager
Charles Cantor ....... Zander
Harry Tyler .......... Dan Sill
Iris Adrian .......... Macey
Bill Haade ........... Stagehand
Virginia Gregg ....... Riabouchinska (voice only)

Synopsis:

Blackmailer Ockham is murdered, what terrible secret did he know and hold with his dying breath.  [RF]

 

1.21 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: SAFE CONDUCT

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1521 

19-Feb-1956

teleplay by Andrew Solt

directed by Justus Addiss

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Jacques Bergerac ..... Jan Gubak
Claire Trevor ........ Mary Prescott
Werner Klemperer ..... Klopka
Peter van Eyck ....... Officer
John Banner .......... Train Conductor
Ralph Manza .......... Waiter
Konstantin Shayne .... Custom's Officer
Charlie Hall ......... Man with Pool Cue

Synopsis:

A woman reporter tries to leave Eastern Europe, after being accused of

stealing by the Captain of the German National Soccer Team.  [RF]

 

1.22 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: PLACE OF SHADOWS

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1510 

26-Feb-56

teleplay by Robert C. Dennis

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Everett Sloane ..... Father Vincente
Mark Damon ......... Ray Clements
Sean McClory ....... Brother Gerard
Everett Glass ...... Brother Charles
Claude Akins ....... Cop
Joseph Downing ..... Floyd Unser
Harry Tyler ........ Ticket Agent
Steve Mitchell ..... Joey
Harve Presnell ..... Mitch
Synopsis 1:
A young man, victimized by swindlers after borrowing thousands

of dollars from his employer plans murder as revenge. [RF]
Synopsis 2:

A man seeks revenge on an enemy in a monastery.

 

1.23 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: BACK FOR CHRISTMAS

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1529 

04-Mar-56

teleplay by Francis Cockrell

based on a story by John Collier

directed by Alfred Hitchcock

director of photography John L. Russell

Guest Stars:

John Williams ........ Herbert Carpenter
Isobel Elsom ......... Hermione Carpenter
Gavin Muir ........... Mr. Wallingford
Arthur Gould-Porter ..... Major Sinclair
Lillian Kemble-Cooper ..... Mrs. Sinclair
Katherine Warren ..... Mrs. Wallingford
Irene Tedrow ......... Mrs. Hewitt
Gerald Hamer ......... Mr. Hewitt
Ross Ford ............ Butler
Mollie Glessing ...... Maid
Theresa Harris ....... Servant

Synopsis 1:

A wine cellar turns out to be a grave.

Synopsis 2:
A husband believes he has carried off the perfect crime.

He has murdered his wife and passed it off as a disappearance.  [RF]

 

1.24 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE PERFECT MURDER

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1531 

11-Mar-56

teleplay by Victor Wolfson

based on a story by Stacy Aumonier

directed by Robert Stevenson

director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Hurd Hatfield ........ Paul Tallendier
Mildred Natwick ...... Aunt Rosalie
Philip Coolidge ...... Henri Tallendier
Hope Summers ......... Marie Tallendier
Gladys Hurlbut ....... Rosalie
Walter Kingsford ..... Pierre
Percy Helton ......... Lawyer
Jack Chefe ........... Clerk

Synopsis:

Sibling heirs plan to murder their elderly aunt.

 

1.25 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1502 

18-Mar-56

teleplay by Marian Cockrell
based on a story by Jerry Hackady & Harold Hackady
directed by Robert Stevenson
director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Estelle Winwood ...... Monica Laughton
Charles Bronson ...... Frank Bramwell
Norma Crane .......... Lorna Bramwell
Dabbs Greer .......... Milkman
Emerson Treacy ....... Druggist
Synopsis:

A couple plans to rob an eccentric old woman.

 

1.26 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: WHODUNIT

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1530 

25-Mar-56

teleplay by Francis Cockrell & Marian Cockrell

based on a story by C.B. Gilford

directed by Francis Cockrell

director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
John Williams ....... Alexander Arlington
Amanda Blake ........ Carol Arlington
Jerry Paris ......... Wally Benson
Alan Napier ......... Wilfred
Philip Coolidge ..... Talbot
Ruta Lee ............ Jean
Rudy Robles ......... Mac
Bill Slack .......... Policeman
Synopsis:
A highly successful mystery writer arrives in heaven to learn he has been

murdered by a person or persons unknown. He persuades the archangel to let

him return to Earth for just 24 hours in order to solve his own murder! [RF]
Synopsis 2:

A murdered writer returns to uncover his killer.

 

1.27 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: HELP WANTED

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1532

01-Apr-56

teleplay by Robert C. Dennis
based upon the Mary Orr & Reginald Denham
adaptation of a story by Stanley Ellin
directed by James Neilson
director of photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Stars:

Lorne Greene ........ Mr. X

John Qualen ........ Mr. Crabtree

Madge Kennedy ........ Laura Crabtree

Ruth Swanson ........ Miss Brown

Parley Baer ....... Detective Grant

Malcolm Atterbury ...... Blackmailer

Paul Brinegar ...... Policeman

John Harmon ...... Donations Collector

Synopsis:

After let go for early retirement, desperate Mr. Crabtree is hired by an unknown employer.

Needing the money for surgery for his ill wife he does what he is asked to do by his

mysterious employer.  [RF]

      

1.28 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: PORTRAIT OF JOCELYN

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1534

08-Apr-56

teleplay by Harold Swanton

based on a story by Edgar Marvin

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Philip Abbott ........ Mark Halliday
Nancy Gates .......... Debbie Halliday
John Baragrey ........ Arthur Clymer
Raymond Bailey ....... Jeff Harrison
Olan Soule ........... Art Dealer
Harry Tyler .......... Motel Manager
Synopsis:

A man sees a portrait of his vanished first wife.

 

1.29 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE ORDERLY WORLD OF MR. APPLEBY

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1533

15-Apr-56

teleplay by Victor Wolfson & Robert C. Dennis
based on a story by Stanley Ellin
directed by James Neilson
director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Robert H. Harris ..... Laurence Appleby
Meg Mundy ............ Martha Sturgis
Gage Clarke .......... Gainsboro
Louise Larabee ....... Lena
Michael Ansara ....... Dizar
Helen Spring ......... Mrs. Grant
Edna Holland ......... Mrs. Murchie
Mollie Glessing ...... Maid
Synopsis:

An antiques dealer plots an ``accidental'' death.

 

1.30 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: NEVER AGAIN

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1518 

22-Apr-56

teleplay by Gwen Bagni & Irwin Gielgud & Stirling Silliphant
based on a story by Adela Rogers St. John
directed by Robert Stevens
director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Phyllis Thaxter ...... Karen Stewart
Louise Albritton ..... Renee
Warren Stevens ....... Jeff Simmons
Jack Mullaney ........ Marlow
Mason Curry .......... Mr. Sterling
Joan Banks ........... Margaret
Marion Gray .......... Party Goer
Jack Mulhall ......... Bar Patron
Karine Nordman ....... Date
Carol Veazie ......... Nurse
Jack Ramstead ........ Bartender
Synopsis:

A woman cannot control her drinking.

 

1.31 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE GENTLEMAN FROM AMERICA

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1501 

29-Apr-56

teleplay by Francis Cockrell

based on a story by Michael Arlen

directed by Robert Stevens

Guest Stars:

Biff McGuire ......... Howard Latimer
Ralph Clanton ........ Sir Stephen Hurstwood
Eric Snowden ......... Hanson
John D. Irving ....... Derek
John Dodsworth ....... Calender
Geoffrey Steele ...... Man
John Alderson ........ Attendant
Sonia Torgeson ....... Julia
Synopsis:

A man accepts a bet to stay in a haunted mansion.

 

1.32 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE BABY SITTER

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1536

06-May-56

teleplay by Sarett Rudley

based on a story by Emily Neff

directed by Robert Stevens

director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Thelma Ritter ........ Lottie Slocum
Mary Wickes .......... Blanche Armstedder
Carole Mathews ....... Clara Nash
Theodore Newton ...... Mr. Nash
Reba Tassell ......... Janie
Michael Ansara ....... Mr. DeMario
Ray Teal ............. Sergeant

Synopsis:

A garrulous baby sitter keeps a murderous secret.

             

1.33 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE BELFRY

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1535

13-May-56

teleplay by Robert C. Dennis
based on a story by Allan Vaughan Elston
directed by Herschel Daughtery
director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Jack Mullaney ........ Clint Ringle
Patricia Hitchcock ... Ella Marsh
Dabbs Greer .......... The Sheriff
Jim Hayward .......... Preacher
John Compton ......... Walt Norton
David Saber .......... Timmy
Horst Ehrhardt ....... Deputy
Norman Leavitt ....... Elmer
Ralph Moody .......... Local Citizen
Kathleen Hartnagel ... Student
Rudy Lee ............. Kid

Synopsis:

A murderer hides in a tiny belfry.

 

1.34 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE HIDDEN THING

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1538 

20-May-56

teleplay by James P. Cavanagh
based on a story by A.J. Russell
directed by Robert Stevens
director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Biff McGuire ......... Dana Edwards
Robert H. Harris ..... John Hurley
Judith Ames .......... Laura
Theodore Newton ...... Lt. Shea
Katherine Warren ..... Mrs. Edwards
Richard Collier ...... Counterman

Synopsis:

A man witnesses his lover's hit-and-run death.

 

1.35 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE LEGACY

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1511 

27-May-56

teleplay by Gina Kaus & Andrew Soft

based on a story by Gina Kaus

directed by James Neilson

director of photography Reggie Lanning
Guest Stars:
Leora Dana ........... Irene Cole
Jacques Bergerac ..... Prince Burhan
Alan Hewitt .......... Howard Cole
Enid Markey .......... Cecelia Swinson
Walter Kingsford ..... Colonel Blair
Ralph Clanton ........ Randall Burnside
Rudolph Anders ....... Maitre D'
Roxanne Arlen ........ Donna Dew
Vikki Dougan ......... Glamour Girl
Joan Dixon ........... Waitress

Synopsis:

A prince threatens suicide if he is spurned.

 

1.36 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: MINK

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1539 

03-Jun-56

written by Irwin Gielgud & Gwen Bagni

directed by Robert Stevenson

Guest Stars:

Ruth Hussey .......... Paula Hudson
Vivi Janiss .......... Sgt. Bradford
Vinton Hayworth ...... Sgt. Delaney
Mary Jackson ......... Mrs. Wilson
Veda Ann Borg ........ Lucille
Anthony Eustrel ...... Leslie Roms
Eugenia Paul ......... Delores Dawn
Sheila Bromley ....... Lois
James McCallion ...... Charlie Harper
Paul E. Burns ........ Furrier Assistant

Synopsis:

A woman is found in possession of a stolen fur.

 

1.37 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: DECOY (30 min)

   Revue-Shamley Prod. no. 1537

 10-Jun-1956

Teleplay by Bernard C. Schoenfield

Based on a Story by Richard George Pedicini

Directed by Arnold Laven

Director of Photography Reggie Lanning

Starring: (verified on film)

 Robert Horton ...... Gil Larkin

Cara Williams ........ Mona Cameron

With:

David Orrick McDearmon .......... Ben Cameron

Jack Mullaney ....... Dave Packer

Philip Coolidge ....... Det. Lt. Brandt

Mary Jean Yamaji ....... Mrs. Sashakawa (dancer)

Edo Mita ...... Mr. Sashakawa

Frank Gorshin ....... Radio Station Page

Harry Lewis ....... Ritchie

Eileen Harley ....... Cameron's Secretary

Harry Tyler ...... Stage Manager

Synopsis:

 A lovesick man finds himself framed for murder

 

1.38 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: THE CREEPER (30 min)

           Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1547 

     17-Jun-56

        Teleplay by James P. Cavanagh

           Based on a Story by Joseph Ruscoll

       Directed by Herschel Daugherty

      Director of Photography, Reggie Lanning

Starring: (verified on film)

Constance Ford ....... Ellen Grant

Steve Brodie ....... Steve Grant

Harry Townes ....... Ed

With:

Reta Shaw ...... Martha Stone

Percy Helton ........ George the Janitor

Alfred Linder ........ Shoemaker

Dick Foran ........ Mr. Gibbons (not credited)

Synopsis 1:

A woman lives in fear of a prowling killer.

Synopsis 2:

A woman who fits the description of a sadistic killer's favorite type of victim,

 pleads with her husband to quit his night job so she won't be left alone.  [RF]

*One of the best episodes.

 

1.39 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: MOMENTUM

Revue-Shamley prod. no. 1524 

24-Jun-56

teleplay by Francis Cockrell

based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

directed by Robert Stevens

Director of Photography Reggie Lanning

Guest Cast:

Skip Homeier ....... Richard 'Dick' Paine

Joanne Woodward ....... Beth Paine

Ken Christy ....... A.T. Burroughs

Henry Hunter .......  Star Finance Collector

Mike Ragan ....... Cab Driver (aka Holly Bane)

Billy Newell ....... Charlie the Bartender

Frank Krieg ....... Martin the Janitor

Harry Tyler ....... Tenant

Jack Tesler ....... Newspaper Man

Dorothy Crehan ....... Woman

Don Dillaway ....... Policeman

Patricia Knox ....... Bus Stop Woman

John Lehmann ....... Bus Stop Man

Joseph Gilbert ....... Radio Announcer

Myron Cook ....... Man in Bar

Synopsis:

A murderer desperately tries to flee.

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