Paley Presents Screenings

The Complete Hitchcock: Television

Apr 5 – 6, 2014
1:00 PM Local Time

"Good e-e-evening." So intones Alfred Hitchcock at the opening of his groundbreaking TV series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a veritable electronic laboratory where the film director could develop new ideas, themes, and talent. The Paley Center presents the twenty telefilms that Hitch directed for the small screen between 1955 and 1962, along with rarely seen interviews, documentaries, and other treats. In New York, this TV retrospective is screening in conjunction with the Film Forum’s The Complete Hitchcock, organized by Bruce Goldstein, February 21 to March 27. For more information go to

For those who know Hitch only through film, you are in for a treat: the ghoulish "Funeral March" of Gounod; the sardonic opening and closing remarks from the master of suspense himself; and the diabolical twists that the cherubic-looking director created for prime-time family enjoyment, bringing "murder back into the living room—where it belongs." For those revisiting this work, you will doubly enjoy the black humor on our big screen.

(See March 29 and 30 screenings.)

FREE for Paley Center Members
Included with general admission (Visit New York; Visit Los Angeles)
No advance ticketing; purchase at the door.

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Saturday, April 5

1:00 pm 

The Roald Dahl Collection

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Lamb to the Slaughter”
Starring Barbara Bel Geddes and Allan Lane; written by Roald Dahl. (1958; 25 minutes)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Dip in the Pool”
Starring Keenan Wynn and Fay Wray; written by Robert C. Dennis from a story by Roald Dahl. (1958; 25 minutes)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”
Starring Audrey Meadows and Les Tremayne; written by Halsted Welles from a story by Roald Dahl. ( 1960; 25 minutes)

2:30 pm

The Ticking Clock

Suspicion: “Four O’Clock”
Starring E.G. Marshall and Nancy Kelly; written by Francis Cockrell from a story by Cornell Woolrich. (1957; 55 minutes)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Bang! You’re Dead”
Starring Billy Mumy, Biff Elliott, Lucy Prentiss, and Steve Dunne; written by Harold Swanton from a story by Margery Vosper. (1961; 25 minutes)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “The Crystal Trench”  
Starring James Donald and Patricia Owens; written by Stirling Silliphant from a story by A.E.W. Mason. (1959; 25 minutes)   
4:30 pm


Tomorrow with Tom Snyder
(1973; 60 minutes) 


Sunday, April 6

1:00 pm 

Anticipating Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “One More Mile to Go”
Starring David Wayne; written by James P. Cavanagh from a story by F.J. Smith. (1957; 25 minutes)    
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Banquo’s Chair”
Starring Reginald Gardner, John Williams, and Kenneth Haigh; written by Francis Cockrell from a story by Rupert Croft-Cooke. (1959; 25 minutes)    
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Arthur”
Starring Laurence Harvey, Hazel Court, and Patrick Macnee; written by James P. Cavanagh from a story by Arthur Williams. (1959; 25 minutes)     

2:15 pm  

Hidden Hitchcock

Ship’s Reporter    
Featuring Alfred Hitchcock; hosted by Jack Mangan (1950; 5 minutes)

Starring Alfred Hitchcock, William Shatner, and Diana van derVlis; hosted by Ben Grauer. Hitchcock talks about fear and creates a scene for this series. (1959; 20 minutes)

Alcoa Premiere: The Jail 
Starring 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)

3:45 pm


The Dick Cavett Show
(1972; 90 minutes)




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