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"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955-1962) and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" (1962-1965) - Drama, Thriller, and Mystery Anthology Series Narrated by Alfred Hitchcock


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Hulu has wonderful digital-quality episodes of this wonderful series, but unfortunately, only has 30 of 39 first-season episodes. I'm not sure why, but I'm looking forward to seeing the rest if I can find them - from what I've seen so far, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" is a superior series to "The Twilight Zone," and I say that as a Twilight Zone fan. All episode links are to the wonderful reference website, "The Hitchcock Zone" - in particular, to their "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" subsection, which contains all directors, writers, and actors. If you're a fan of Alfred Hitchcock, The Hitchcock Zone should be bookmarked on your laptop.
Anytime someone is referenced in this thread for the very first time, a hyperlink is made; all subsequent references are accompanied by a number in parentheses, e.g., (4), which is the number of episodes they've been involved with up until that point (in any major sort of capacity - director, producer, writer, etc.) Until all 39 episodes are included in this thread, there will be some numbers skipped - for example, do a "Find," then a "Repeat Find" on the name James Neilson - you'll see that, since episode 29 is missing, he skips from the hyperlink (the first reference) to number (3). 

Season One (Oct 2, 1955 - Jun 24, 1956)
Joan Harrison (39), a close friend of the Hitchcock family, was Associate Producer of all 39 Season One Episodes

 1.1. - "Revenge"Screenshot 2015-12-18 at 20.06.36.png
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Written by - Teleplay: Francis M. Cockrell (Writer of "Breakdown" on "Suspense," "The Expanding Human" on "The Outer Limits," 4 episodes of "Batman"), Story: Samuel Blas
Featuring Ralph Meeker (Mike Hammer in "Kiss Me Deadly"), Vera Miles (Rose Balestrero in "The Wrong Man," Lila Crane in "Psycho")

[The immediacy of the police car was a bit contrived (they were running out of time), but this is still a really powerful episode - with subject matter that is absolutely shocking considering it's over sixty-years old - and before it's over, you'll have your hands up to your face, saying, "Oh, *no*!"]
1.2. - "Premonition" - Screenshot 2017-02-11 at 11.47.46 PM.png
Directed by Robert Stevens (Directed 105 and Produced 102 episodes of "Suspense," Director of "Where is Everybody" and "Walking Distance" on "The Twilight Zone"), Written by Harold Swanton (Writer of 14 episodes of "The Whistler")
Featuring John Forsythe (Charlie on "Charlie's Angels"), Warren StevensCloris Leachman (Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress in "The Last Picture Show")

[Although this was an extremely strong second episode (second episodes are notoriously weak, as people often have "one great idea" they use up for the pilot), "Premonition" has one of the worst fake piano playing sequences I've ever seen in Forsythe (supposedly) playing Chopin's Revolutionary Etude.]
3. - "Triggers in Leash" - Screenshot 2015-12-18 at 22.17.57.png
Directed by Don Medford (Director of "To Trap a Spy"), Written by - Teleplay: Richard Carr (Writer of "The Riddler's False Notion" and "Death in Slow Motion" on "Batman"), Story: Allan Vaughan Elston (Writer of "Isle of Destiny")
Starring: Gene Barry (Dr. Clayton Forrester in "The War of the Worlds"), Darren McGavin (Carl Kolchak on "Kolchak: The Night Stalker"), Ellen Corby (Grandma Esther Walton on "The Waltons")

[A fun episode featuring three big-name actors, without going over-the-top in the least, or being condescending to the viewer. There is genuine tension here, relieved by a twist that turns out to be clever and funny, but only when the episode is over and you begin to breathe again.]
4. - "Don't Come Back Alive" - Screenshot 2015-12-18 at 23.39.41.png
Directed by Robert Stevenson (Director of "Mary Poppins" and "The Love Bug"), Written by Robert C. Dennis (Writer of 4 episodes of "The Outer Limits," 4 episodes of "Batman," "Log 81: The Long Walk" on "Adam-12")
Starring: Sidney Blackmer (3 episodes on "Suspense," William Lyons Selby in "One Hundred Days of the Dragon" on "The Outer Limits," Roman Castevet in "Rosemary's Baby")

 5. - "Into Thin Air" - Screenshot 2016-07-06 at 20.52.03.png
Directed by Don Medford (2), Written by - Teleplay: Marian B. Cockrell (Writer of 4 episodes of "Batman" (2)), Story: Alexander Woollcott (The inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside in "The Man Who Came to Dinner")
Starring: Patricia Hitchcock (Alfred's Daughter, Barbara Morton in "Strangers on a Train")

6. - "Salvage" - Screenshot 2016-07-08 at 15.36.20.png
Directed by Jus Addiss (Director of 3 episodes of "The Twilight Zone" (2)), Written by - Teleplay: Fred Freiberger and Richard Carr (2), Story: Fred Freiberger 
Featuring: Gene Barry (2), Nancy Gates (Martha Bradford in "Perry Mason's" "The Case of the Crooked Candle")

7. - "Breakdown"Screenshot 2016-07-08 at 18.09.06.png
Director: Alfred Hitchcock (2), Writer - Teleplay: Louis Pollock and Francis M. Cockrell (2) - Story: Louis Pollock
Starring: Joseph Cotten ("Citizen Kane," "Gaslight," "The Third Man," etc.)

8. - "Our Cook's A Treasure" - Screenshot 2016-07-10 at 19.55.22.png
Starring: Everett Sloan (Bernstein in "Citizen Kane"), Beulah Bondi ("Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "It's a Wonderful Life," etc.)
Director: Robert Stevens (2)
Writer: Teleplay, Robert C. Dennis (2) - Story, Dorothy L. Sayers

9. - "The Long Shot" - Screenshot 2015-12-19 at 18.33.26.png
Starring: Peter Lawford (of "The Rat Pack")
Director: Robert Stevenson (2)
Writer: Teleplay, Marian B. Cockrell - Story, Alexander Woolcott

10. - "The Case of Mr. Pelham" - Screenshot 2015-12-19 at 18.36.31.png
Starring: Tom Ewell (Richard Sherman in the play, "The Seven Year Itch")
Director: Alfred Hitchcock (3)
Writer: Teleplay, Francis M. Cockrell (3) - Story, Anthony Armstrong

11 -. "Guilty Witness"Screenshot 2015-12-26 at 04.13.54.png
Starring: Judith Evelyn (Miss Lonelyhearts in "Rear Window"), Kathleen Maguire (Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress as Leona Samish in "The Time of the Cuckoo"), Joe Mantell (Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Angie in "Marty")
Director: Robert Stevens (3)
Writer: Teleplay, Robert C. Dennis (3) - Story, Morris Hersham

12. - "Santa Claus and the 10th Avenue Kid" - Screenshot 2015-12-20 at 20.03.38.png
Starring: Barry Fitzgerald (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as Father Fitzgibbon in "Going my Way")
Director: Don Weis
Writer: Teleplay, Marian B. Cockrell (2) - Story, Margaret Cousins

13. - "The Cheney Vase" - Screenshot 2015-12-26 at 04.18.11.png
Starring: Patricia Collinge (Birdie Hubbard in "The Little Foxes" - Premiered Feb 15, 1939 at the National Theater, Washington, DC), Darren McGavin (2)
Director: Robert Stevens (4)
Writer: Robert Blees

14. - "A Bullet for Baldwin" - Screenshot 2015-12-26 at 04.27.56.png
Starring: John Qualen (Muley in "The Grapes of Wrath," Earl Williams in "His Girl Friday," Norwegian resistance member in "Casablanca"), Sebastian Cabot (Giles French in "Family Affair")
Director: Jus Addiss (2)
Writer: Teleplay, Eustace Cockrell and Francis M. Cockrell (4) - Story, Joseph Ruscoll

15. "The Big Switch" - Screenshot 2015-12-27 at 23.39.55.png
Directed by Don Weis (2), Written by - Teleplay: Richard Carr (3), Story: Cornell Woolrich ("It Had To Be Murder" (source for "Rear Window"), "Goodbye, New York" on "Suspense")
Starring: George Mathews (Sergeant Ruby in "The Eve of St. Mark"), Beverly Michaels (Betty in "Pickup")

16. - "You Got To Have Luck" - Screenshot 2016-07-11 at 10.17.06.png
Starring: John Cassavetes (Academy Award Nominations for Best Supporting Actor as Private Victor Franko in "The Dirty Dozen," Best Original Screenplay for "Faces," and Best Director for "A Woman under the Influence"), Marisa Pavan (Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress as Rosa delle Rose in "The Rose Tattoo," married to Jean-Pierre Aumont for 45 years)
Director: Robert Stevens (5)
Writer: Teleplay, Eustace Cockrell, Francis M. Cockrell - Story, S.R. Ross

17. - "The Older Sister" - Screenshot 2017-03-18 at 5.57.54 PM.png
Directed by Robert Stevens (6), Written by: Teleplay - Robert C. Dennis (4), Story - Lillian de la Torre (Writer of "Dr. Sam Johnson: Detector")
Featuring Joan Lorring (Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress as Bessy Watty in "The Corn is Green"), Carmen Matthews (Vinne in "Static" on "The Twilight Zone" (xx), Mrs. Boatwright in "Sounder"), Polly Rowles (Helen Donaldson on "The Defenders")

18. - "Shopping for Death"Screenshot 2017-03-18 at 9.52.33 PM.png
Directed by Robert Stevens (7), Written by Ray Bradbury (Writer of "Farenheit 451,"  "The Martian Chronicles," and "I Sing the Body Electric")
Starring: Jo Van Fleet (Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress as Cathy Ames in "East of Eden"), Robert Harris (Seth Bushwell in "Peyton Place"), John Qualen (2)

19. - "The Derelicts" Screenshot 2015-12-27 at 23.44.17.png
Directed by Robert Stevenson (3), Written by: Teleplay - Robert C. Dennis (5), Story - Terence Maples (Writer of "The Circuit" on "National Velvet")
Featuring Robert Newton (Long John Silver in "Treasure Island"), Philip Reed (Kiing Toranshah in "Harum Scarum"), Peggy Knudsen (Diedre in "A Stolen Life"), Johnny Silver (Benny Southstreet in "Guys and Dolls"), Robert Foulk (Mr. Wheeler in "Green Acres"), Cyril Delavanti (3 episodes of "The Twilight Zone" (xx))

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