Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season One Dvd

American boob tube album serial

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Title carte du jour

Likewise known equally The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
(1962–1965)
Genre Anthology, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Horror, Crime
Created by Alfred Hitchcock
Presented by Alfred Hitchcock
Theme music composer Charles Gounod
Opening theme “Funeral March of a Marionette” by Charles Gounod
Composer Stanley Wilson (music supervisor)
Country of origin United States
Original language English language
No.
of seasons
10
No.
of episodes
268 (Alfred Hitchcock Presents)

93 (The Alfred Hitchcock 60 minutes)
361 (total)
(list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer Alfred Hitchcock
Producers Joan Harrison
Norman Lloyd
Editor Edward Westward. Williams
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25–26 minutes (Seasons 1–seven)
50 minutes (Seasons 8–10)
Product companies Revue Studios
(1955–63)
Universal Tv
(1963–65)
Shamley Productions
Distributor Revue Studios
(1955–63)
Universal Television
(1963–2004)
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
(2004–present)
Release
Original network CBS
(1955–60; 1962–64)
NBC
(1960–62; 1964–65)
Picture format Black-and-white 4:3
Audio format Monaural audio
Original release October two, 1955 (1955-10-02) –
June 26, 1965 (1965-06-26)
Chronology
Related Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)


Alfred Hitchcock Presents

is an American television album series created, hosted and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, aired on CBS and NBC betwixt 1955 and 1965. It features dramas, thrillers and mysteries. Between 1962 and 1965 information technology was renamed

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
. Hitchcock himself directed only 18 episodes during its run.

Past the time the testify premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over iii decades.
Fourth dimension
magazine named
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
as one of “The 100 Best TV Shows of All Time”.[ane]
The Writers Guild of America ranked it #79 on their list of the 101 All-time-Written Telly Series, tying information technology with
Monty Python’s Flying Circus,
Star Trek: The Side by side Generation
and
Upstairs, Downstairs.[2]
In 2021,
Rolling Stone
ranked it 18th on its list of 30 Best Horror Idiot box Shows of All Time.[3]

A series of literary anthologies with the running title
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
were issued to capitalize on the success of the television series. One volume, devoted to stories that censors would not permit to exist adapted for broadcast, was entitled
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories They Wouldn’t Permit Me Do on TV—though eventually several of the stories collected therein
were
adapted.

History

[edit]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
is well known for its title sequence.[iv]
The camera fades in on a unproblematic line-cartoon caricature of Hitchcock’south rotund profile (which Hitchcock drew), to the theme music of Charles Gounod’s “Funeral March of a Marionette” (suggested by Hitchcock’s long-time musical collaborator Bernard Herrmann).[5]
Hitchcock appears in silhouette from the correct edge of the screen, and then walks to center screen to eclipse the extravaganza. He and so virtually ever says, “Proficient evening.” The caricature cartoon and Gounod’s “Funeral March of a Marionette” have go indelibly associated with Hitchcock in popular culture.[6]
[seven]
[8]

Hitchcock appears over again after the title sequence and drolly introduces the story from an empty studio or from the gear up of the current episode; his monologues were written past James B. Allardice.[9]
[ten]
At least 2 versions of the opening were shot for every episode. A version intended for the American audience would ofttimes spoof a recent popular commercial or poke fun at the sponsor, leading into the commercial.[11]
[12]
An culling version for European audiences would include jokes at the expense of Americans in general.[thirteen]
[
unreliable source
]

For subsequently seasons, opening remarks were too filmed with Hitchcock speaking in French and High german for the bear witness’s international presentations.[13]
[
unreliable source
]

Hitchcock airtight the show in much the same way as it opened, but mainly to tie up loose ends rather than joke.[14]
Ofttimes, a leading graphic symbol in the story would have seemingly gotten abroad with a criminal action; in the postscript, Hitchcock would briefly item how fate (or the government) eventually brought the character to justice. Hitchcock told
TV Guide
that his reassurances that the criminal had been apprehended were “a necessary gesture to morality.”[15]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
finished at number 6 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1956–57 flavor, number 12 in 1957–58, number 24 in 1958–59, and number 25 in 1959–60.[16]
The series was originally 25 minutes per episode, merely it was expanded to 50 minutes in 1962 and retitled
The Alfred Hitchcock Hr. Hitchcock directed 17 of the 267 filmed episodes of
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
— four during the first season and i or ii per season thereafter. He directed only the fourth of the 93 50-minute episodes, entitled “I Saw the Whole Thing” with John Forsythe.[17]
[xviii]
[19]
The last new episode aired on June 26, 1965, but the series has continued to exist popular in television syndication for decades.[20]
[21]
[viii]
[22]

Guest stars and other actors

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Actors appearing in the most episodes include Patricia Hitchcock (Alfred Hitchcock’s daughter), Dick York, Robert Horton, James Gleason, John Williams, Robert H. Harris, Russell Collins, Barbara Baxley, Ray Teal, Percy Helton, Phyllis Thaxter, Carmen Mathews, Mildred Dunnock, Alan Napier, Robert Vaughn and Vincent Price.

Many notable film actors, such equally Robert Redford, Inger Stevens, Cedric Hardwicke, Robert Newton, Steve McQueen, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Walter Matthau, Robert Loggia, George Segal, Laurence Harvey, Claude Rains, Joan Fontaine, Thelma Ritter, Dennis Morgan, Joseph Cotten, Burt Reynolds, Vera Miles, Tom Ewell, Peter Lorre, Bette Davis, Dean Stockwell, Jessica Tandy, John Gavin, Charles Bronson, Michael Rennie, Phyllis Thaxter, Roger Moore, John Cassavetes, Peter Falk, Teresa Wright, Míriam Colón, Leslie Nielsen, Murray Hamilton, Ricardo Montalbán, Harry Dean Stanton, and Barbara Bel Geddes, among others, also appeared on the series.

Directors

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The directors who directed the almost episodes included Robert Stevens (44 episodes),[23]
Paul Henreid (28 episodes),[24]
Herschel Daugherty (24 episodes),[25]
Norman Lloyd (xix episodes),[26]
Alfred Hitchcock (17 episodes),[27]
Arthur Hiller (17 episodes),[28]
James Neilson (12 episodes),[29]
Justice Addiss (10 episodes),[xxx]
and John Brahm (10 episodes).[31]
Other notable directors included Robert Altman,[32]
Ida Lupino,[33]
Stuart Rosenberg,[34]
Robert Stevenson,[35]
David Swift[36]
and William Friedkin,[37]
who directed the last episode of the prove.

Broadcast history

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The circulate history was as follows:[38]

  • Lord’s day at ix:30–ten p.m. on CBS: October 2, 1955 – September 1960
  • Tuesday at 8:xxx–9 p.yard. on NBC: September 1960 – September 1962
  • Thursday at 10–xi p.grand. on CBS: September—Dec 1962
  • Fri at 9:30–x:thirty p.thou.on CBS: January— September 1963
  • Fri at x–11 p.one thousand. on CBS: September 1963 – September 1964
  • Mon at ten–11 p.1000. on NBC: Oct 1964 – September 1965

Episodes

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James Congdon and Bette Davis in “Out In that location – Darkness” (1959)

Pina Pellicer and Larry Domasin in “The Life Work of Juan Diaz” (1964)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 25 minutes long, aired weekly at 9:30 on CBS on Sunday nights from 1955 to 1960, and then at 8:30 on NBC on Tuesday nights from 1960 to 1962.[39]
It was followed by
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, which lasted for three seasons, September 1962 to June 1965, adding another 93 episodes to the 268 already produced for
Alfred Hitchcock Presents.[18]

2 episodes that were directed by Hitchcock were nominated for Emmy Awards. The first episode was “The Case of Mr. Pelham” in 1955 that starred Tom Ewell while the second was “Lamb to the Slaughter” in 1958 that starred Barbara Bel Geddes and Harold J. Stone. In 2009
Goggle box Guide
s list of “100 Greatest Episodes of All Fourth dimension” ranked “Lamb to the Slaughter” at #59.[xl]
The third flavor opener “The Glass Centre” (1957) won an Emmy Honor for director Robert Stevens. An episode of
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
titled “An Unlocked Window” (1965) earned an Edgar Award for writer James Bridges in 1966.

Amongst the most famous episodes remains writer Roald Dahl’s “Man from the South” (1960)[41]
starring Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre, in which a man bets his finger that he can start his lighter 10 times in a row. This episode was ranked #41 on
TV Guide
s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.[42]
The episode was later referenced and remade in the picture show
Four Rooms, with Quentin Tarantino directing a segment called “The Man from Hollywood”.

The 1962 episode “The Sorcerer’s Amateur” was not aired by NBC because the sponsor felt that the ending was also gruesome.[43]
The plot has a magician’due south helper performing a “sawing a woman in half” trick. Non knowing that the functioning is meant to be an illusion, the helper actually cuts an unconscious woman in half. The episode has since[
when?
]

been shown in syndication.

Habitation media

[edit]

Universal Studios released the first five seasons of
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
on DVD in Region 1. Season six was released on November 12, 2013 via Amazon.com’due south CreateSpace program. This is a Industry-on-Need (Mod) release on DVD-R, available exclusively through Amazon.com.[44]

In Region 2, Universal Pictures Britain has released the commencement three seasons on DVD, and Fabled Films has released all 7 seasons on DVD, including all three seasons of
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.[45]
[46]

In Region iv, Madman Amusement has released all seven seasons on DVD in Australia. They accept as well released all three seasons of
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

DVD championship Episodes Release dates
Region ane Region 2 Region 4

Season One
39 October four, 2005
March 13, 2018 (re-release)
February 20, 2006 July fifteen, 2009

Flavour Two
39 October 17, 2006 March 26, 2007 Nov 17, 2009

Season Three
39 Oct ix, 2007 April fourteen, 2008 May 17, 2010

Flavour Iv
36 November 24, 2009 Oct 26, 2015 September 29, 2010

Season Five
38 January iii, 2012 October 26, 2015 May 18, 2011

Season Half dozen
38 November 12, 2013 (DVD-R) Oct 26, 2015 Nov xvi, 2011

Flavor Seven
38 n/a Oct 26, 2015 February 20, 2013
DVD title Episodes Region 2 Region 4

The Alfred Hitchcock 60 minutes: The Consummate First Flavor
32 January xi, 2016 May 22, 2013

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Complete Second Season
32 January 11, 2016 May 22, 2013

The Alfred Hitchcock Hr: The Complete Third Season
29 Jan xi, 2016 May 22, 2013

1985 revival

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In 1985, NBC aired a new TV movie pilot based upon the series, combining iv newly filmed stories with colorized footage of Hitchcock from the original serial to introduce each segment. The movie was a huge ratings success. The
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
revival serial debuted in the fall of 1985 and retained the same format every bit the pilot: newly filmed stories (a mixture of original works and updated remakes of original series episodes) with colorized introductions by Hitchcock. The new series lasted merely one season before NBC cancelled it, simply it was then produced for 3 more years past the United states Network.

In other media

[edit]

Embrace of
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories for Young People
(Gilt Records 1962)

In 1962, Gold Records released a record album of vi ghost stories for children titled
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Ghost Stories for Immature People. The album, which opens with the Charles Gounod
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
theme music, is hosted by Hitchcock himself, who begins, “How do you do, boys and girls. I’grand delighted to notice that you believe in ghosts, too. Later on all, they believe in y’all, so information technology is simply common courtesy to return the favor.”[47]

Hitchcock introduces each of the stories, all the while recounting a droll story of his own failed attempts to bargain with a leaky faucet (which at the determination of the album leads to Hitchcock “drowning” in his flooded home). The ghost stories themselves, accompanied by minimal sound effects and music, are told by actor John Allen, iv of which he wrote himself[47]
and two of which are adaptations:

  1. “The Haunted and the Haunters (The Pirate’s Expletive)”
  2. “The Magician (‘Til Decease Practice Us Part)”
  3. “Johnny Takes a Dare (The More than the Merrier)”
  4. Saki’southward “The Open Window” (special adaptation)
  5. “The Helpful Hitchhiker”
  6. Walter R. Brooks’ “Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons”

Legacy

[edit]

American rapper Eminem used the theme song in his song “Alfred’s Theme” from his anthology
Music to Be Murdered By – Side B
(2020), which itself is one of 2 albums inspired past Hitchcock’s 1958 spoken word record of the same name.[48]

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Further reading

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  • Grams, Martin, Jr. and Patrik Wikstrom,
    The Alfred Hitchcock Presents Companion. OTR Pub. 2001 (paperback: ISBN 0-9703310-i-0)
  • McCarty, John and Brian Kelleher,
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents: An Illustrated Guide to the Ten-Year Telly Career of the Master of Suspense. St Martin’s Press 1985 (paperback: ISBN 0-3120171-ane-1)

External links

[edit]

  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    at IMDb
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    at CVTA with episode list
  • Universal Studios’
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    DVD site archived at the Wayback Car



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