Alfred Hitchcock Presents

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British Actress Sarah Marshall Dies at 80

Sarah Marshall

British actress Sarah Marshall, who appeared on The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, died Saturday of cancer in Los Angeles, Variety reports. She was 80.

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S.W.A.T. Star Steve Forrest Dies at 87

Steve Forrest

Steve Forrest, who starred as Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson on the 1970s series S.W.A.T., died peacefully on May 18 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 87.

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Dynasty's John Forsythe Dies at 92

John Forsythe

John Forsythe, best known for his roles as the conniving patriarch Blake Carrington on Dynasty and as the voice of mysterious millionaire Charles Townsend on Charlie's Angels, has died. He was 92.

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Forsythe died late on Thursday from complications of pneumonia in his home in Santa Ynez, Calif., his rep told TVGuide.com. Before the pneumonia, Forsythe's health had... read more

Vice, A-Team and More Retro Shows Stream Online

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Have you missed Crockett? I know! Who hasn't? Well, my friend, it's time to take off those pesky socks, dust off your Jan Hammer CD, and brush up on your jai alai, because full episodes of Miami Vice and several other classic NBC series will soon be available for streaming on the Internetz. Fo' realz!NBC has announced a venture that, starting today and rolling out this month, will upload many of your favorite shows from the tube's days of yore, including The A-Team, Kojak, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and the original Battlestar Galactica, to a host of NBC-owned websites (including NBC.com, SciFi.com, ChillerTV.com and SleuthChannel.com). Clearly I'm a Vice fan, but which series will you check out online? — Mickey O'ConnorUse our nifty Online Video Guide to search for clips as well as entire episodes of your favorite television shows, both past and present. The OVG can also help you quickly find full episodes of all the aforementioned shows, including Miami Vice, The A-Team, and t... read more

Ghost Whisperers, ghoulish Hitchcock and the grand Addams Family...oh my!

Wanna see something really scary?Then wait for MTV to repeat their recording of Legally Blonde: The Musical, because that mess is all the proof you need that the Devil is alive and working. On Broadway, no less!However, if you wanna see something scary-weird rather than scary-dreadful, then grab the third volume of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Wow, that dude is out there with a capital “Macguffin.” And based on these very cool episodes from the 1957 season of his CBS anthology, Hitch was also the man when it came to scoring serious talent.Fresh off the bat, there’s Jessica Tandy in “The Glass Eye” as a spinster who falls for a ventriloquist. You’d think that would be creepy enough, seeing how anyone who talks to wooden dolls is scarier than Jason Voorhees on cheap trucker meth, but no. It gets way wilder after Miss Daisy starts to hang out with the object of her singular affections. Trust me, you almost feel dirty by the final credits. Then there’s ... read more

Richard Thomas Is a Wild Man

Richard Thomas, Wild Hearts

What is he-who-is-most-fondly-known-as-John-Boy up to these days? In Hallmark Channel's Wild Hearts, premiering Saturday, July 8, at 9 pm/ET, Richard Thomas plays Bob Hart, a widower who trades his Los Angeles detective's shield for a sheriff's badge as he relocates, with reluctant teen daughter in tow, to his deceased dad's mustang ranch in the Montana countryside. Before you can say "culture shock," Thomas' lawman uncovers a sinister land-grabbing scheme, all while helping his kid adapt to her new home and trying himself to come to terms with his tortured past.

TVGuide.com: I like how Wild Hearts is part Western, part family drama, part CSI....
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I just watched Kill Bill: ...

Question: I just watched Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and the scene with Daryl Hannah as a hit woman disguised as a nurse reminded me of a TV-movie I saw as a kid. It was about a bunch of nurses in a house, and they’re afraid of a serial killer so they’re not going outside. But the twist is that one of the nurses is the killer, and he’s really a man dressed like a woman. I’m stumped and no one knows what I’m talking about, except for one person who said Alfred Hitchcock directed it. Can you help?Answer: Sure. What you saw wasn’t a movie but a 1965 episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962-1965) — though Alfred Hitchcock himself didn’t direct it — called An Unlocked Window. It was directed by Joseph Newman, based on Ethel Lina White’s 1933 novel Some Must Watch read more

You wrote recently about An ...

Question: You wrote recently about An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, but wasn’t it an episode of The Twilight Zone, not a movie?


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La Rivière du Hibou/An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge was entered into both the short-film competition at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the award for best live-action short subject, and to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members gave it an Oscar in 1963. It was picked up for a one-time airing as Episode 142 of The Twilight Zone on Feb. 28, 1964, shortened by about 10 minutes and given English-language credits. In his introduction, host Rod Serling explained the episode's provenance and its unique place in the anthology show’s history. The Twilight Zone version of Occurrence is available on DVD on the disc Treasures of the Twilight Zone (Image Entertainment), al read more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Question: I know most of the world remembers Alfred Hitchcock as a master filmmaker, but I've always been a big fan of his TV show, too. Recently a friend was telling me he just put his name on it and didn't really work on it much. True or false? (Please say false!) Thank you.


Answer: That depends on your definition of the word "work," Nicole. Let's face it: If you do any job long enough it becomes toil, but I guarantee that the people who performed the day-to-day functions on Alfred Hitchcock Presents during its initial 1955-65 run on CBS and NBC would have told you that they were the ones doing the heavy lifting. Matter of fact, one of the major players did just that. "He contributes nothing except script supervision," protégée and series producer Joan Harrison flatly told TV Guide in 1964, noting that she hired all read more

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Premiered: September 27, 1960, on NBC
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Premise: `Good eeevening.' Hitchcock's classic half-hour series (it expanded to an hour in 1962) has him dryly introducing (and later summing up) each twist-filled story, with many a memorable dig at the sponsor (`Our play tonight is a blend of mystery and medicine. It follows this one-minute anesthetic'). Hitchcock directed some episodes, as did Robert Altman, Sydney Pollack and William Friedkin.

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