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May152012

For the Love of Film - Hitchcock Presents


If you've been here the past few days, you will know I'm taking part in For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon III and sharing Hitchcock themed posts. I'm really enjoying researching material for this blogathon and hope you are enjoying reading the posts so far.

Today's post is about a television show produced by Hitchcock called called Hitchcock Presents. The famous signature opening sequence is a classic and Hitchcock's monologues before and after each episodes are always fun to watch. I wish someone can compile them all in one clip. I remember watching Hitchcock Presents as a child, but don't remember specific episodes.

Whilst looking up some of the episodes, I found out there's a long list of famous Hollywood actors that appeared in Hitchcock presents.  

I compiled 10 episodes here featuring Bette Davis, Roger Moore, Steve McQueen, Walter Matthau, William Shatner, Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Redford and Rober Duvall. Take a pick and enjoy  some good old fashioned mystery and suspense.



Bette Davis in Out There - Darkness (Season 4, Episode 16)
An egocentric woman refuses to loan money to a young man.



 

Roger Moore in The Avon Emeralds (Season 4, Episode 24)
A woman tries to smuggle an emerald necklace.




Steve McQueen in The Human Interest Story (Season 4, Episode 32)

A man claims to be a martian in the body of a human. A reporter investigates.






Walter Matthau in Dry Run (Season 5, Episode 7)
Many twists happen in this story of a gangster sent to kill a seasoned criminal.




William Shatner in Mother, May I Go out to Swim (Season 5, Episode 26)
A mama's boy plans to get rid of his mother so he can peacefully marry his love.




Gena Rowlands in The Doubtful Doctor (Season 6, Episode 2)
Winning marketing executive, Ralph Jones, is plummeted two years into the past, where he finds himself unaccompanied, single and penniless.




Peter Falk in Gratitude (Season 6, Episode 28)
A gambling-club owner is afraid a possible police crackdown when a customer kills himself.






Leslie Neilsen in Ambition (Season 6, Episode 38)
DA Rudolf Cox expects to get a politically valuable conviction with the help of stool pigeon Lou Heinz.




Robert Redford in The Right Kind of Medicine (Season 7, Episode 11)
A burglar escapes from the police with a nice loot and a worsening wound.






Robert Duvall in Bad Actor (Season 7, Episode 14)
A new play becomes a real life drama when during the casting sessions an actor changes his prop gun for a real one.

 

 

Links to blogposts by other participants in For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon III:
- Links posted on 13-14 May can be found on Ferdy on Films
- Links posted on 15-16 May can be found on Self Styled Siren

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Reader Comments (1)

My internet service isn't strong enough for me to be able to watch any of these--but I'll try to come back when I'm in an urban area! Meanwhile, what fun. I see lots of additional stars just in the opening frames....

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTinky

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