MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO SCREENING SERIES, THE: MURDER IN THE LIVING ROOM: HITCHCOCK BY HITCHCOCK, PACKAGE 8: HIDDEN HITCHCOCK

Summary

"Hidden Hitchcock"

"Ship's Reporter" with Alfred Hitchcock; hosted by Jack Mangan (1950; 5 minutes) Having just arrived from England (where he had shot "Stage Fright") via the S.S. Queen Mary, Hitch is asked whether he would ever consider working in television.

"Tactic" with Alfred Hitchcock, William Shatner, and Diana van der Vlis; hosted by Ben Grauer (1959; 20 minutes) As part of a public campaign to raise cancer awareness, Hitchcock stages a scene between a patient and her doctor, who must ease her fears about surgery. "Variety" noted that "viewers had the rare experience of seeing firsthand what the 'Hitchcock touch' can do."

"Alcoa Premiere" [syndicated as "Fred Astaire's Premiere Theatre"]: "The Jail" with John Gavin, James Barton, and Barry Morse; executive produced by Alfred Hitchcock; directed by Norman Lloyd; produced by Joan Harrison; written by Ray Bradbury; hosted by Fred Astaire (1962; 50 minutes) Following the success of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," MCA's Revue Studios developed anthology series for several big names, including Fred Astaire, whose "Alcoa Premiere" ran for two seasons; each week a different producer on the Revue lot was invited to oversee the show. When his time came, Hitchcock enlisted veteran talent from his own show -- director Norman Lloyd, producer Joan Harrison, and writer Ray Bradbury -- to come up with "The Jail," a harrowing sci-fi rumination on crime and punishment starring "Psycho"'s John Gavin. Aside from his own series, which continued until May 1965, it was the last time Alfred Hitchcock put his name on a television program.


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  • DATE: 1997
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:15:17
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Credits

  • Alfred Hitchcock