Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.
The show consisted of forty episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears ... See full summary »
The Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour-long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions, and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along with Mitch (1961).
A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the format stayed fairly true to the original. In each episode, viewers would be strung along with the story, never knowing which way the final twist would turn.Written by
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Sir Alfred Hitchcock was one of the first people permitted to film the concentration camps in Europe in 1945, right after the Auschwitz liberation. The footage showed horrifying images of walking skeletons, people barely alive walking amongst the thousands of starved and/or bloody corpses, and large mass graves with hardly recognizable bodies being quickly tossed in. You can view piles of cut hair, personal belongings, clothing, all stripped from the inmates. Hitchcock got the genuine glance of the deadly nightmare. Most people weren't ready to see such horrific sights, and the film was not publicly shown. But only in the past couple of years has the footage been found, and finally put on display on the seventieth anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation. The footage has been made into a documentary Memories of the Camps (2014). See more »
Alfred Hitchcock was famous for his highly amusing opening and closing narratives. However, for each episode more than one opening and closing were filmed, as Hitchcock's famous jibes at the sponsors were unappreciated in the European markets. So for each episode, Hitchcock filmed two openings and two closings: one would be for American viewings (jokes about sponsors) and the second would be for European showings (jokes about Americans and not about sponsors). For most of the third season, Hitchcock even did the opening and closings in French and German, as he spoke both languages fluently. See more »
Well, it would make sense to hop over here and give a review for this series since I just reviewed "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". I'd never watched the hour long episodes until I got into AHP as an adult. And I pretty much have the same feeling for this series as I do for AHP. It's so under appreciated and I don't really understand why? AHH has so many classic episodes that go hand in hand with each other when it concerns excellent writing and the performances given by the actors and actresses. I'm talking episodes that will stick with you, one of my best examples is "Lonely Place". And I'll also use that example for why I titled my subject header the way I did. That episode just had so much in it and it would've been impossible to cram that into the time span for an "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" episode. There needed to be more time in order to tell the episode properly.
Another example for the "bigger is better" involves one I recently watched called "Night Fever". This is another one of my favorite episodes and makes me a bit teary eyed at the end....needless to say I can relate to how the main character feels about herself. Anyway, I got online and watched the "Night Fever" remake they did in the 80s "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and I was more impressed with the hour long episode. Better writing, better performances from the actors and actresses.
And just like my review for AHP, AHH doesn't really get much appreciation when it concerns dvd releases. There's a few episodes I didn't like, overall I enjoyed the series and would love to own the series on dvd. No releases here in my country and I'm wary about buying releases from other countries that might not play once it's all said and done.
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