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Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 4 Episodes

36 Episodes 1958 - 1959

Hitchcock's classic series has him dryly introducing each twist-filled story.

Episode 1

Poison

Sun, Oct 5, 1958 30 mins

Insisting that there's a poisonous snake in his bed, alcoholic Harry Pope (James Donald) lies petrified as his partner leisurely goes for aid. Woods: Wendell Corey. Doctor: Arnold Moss.

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Episode 2

Don't Interrupt

Sun, Oct 12, 1958 30 mins

On a stalled train, four adults ignore a small boy's efforts to help a man stranded outside in a blizzard. Kilmer: Chill Wills. Johnny: Peter Lazer. Mrs. Templeton: Cloris Leachman. Mr. Templeton: Biff McGuire.

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Episode 3

The Jokester

Sun, Oct 19, 1958 30 mins

A grisly yarn about a practical joker (Albert Salmi) and the morgue attendant he fools once too often. Pop: Roscoe Ates. Andrews: James Coburn. Police Sergeant: Arthur Batanides.

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Episode 4

The Crooked Road

Sun, Oct 26, 1958 30 mins

A speeding ticket thrusts Harry Adams (Richard Kiley) and his girlfriend into a struggle with corrupt small-town officials. Mary: Patricia Breslin. Officer: Walter Matthau. Stanton: Charles Watts.

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Episode 5

The $2,000,000 Defense

Sun, Nov 2, 1958 30 mins

Lloyd Ashley, accused of murdering his wife, offers to split his fortune with his lawyer if he's acquitted. Lloyd Ashley: Leslie Nielsen. Robison: Barry Sullivan. Herrick: Wendell Holmes. Keller: Herbert Anderson.

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Episode 6

Design for Loving

Sun, Nov 9, 1958 30 mins

The battle of man vs. machine reaches a new dimension when a firm begins marketing lifelike robots. Charlie: Norman Lloyd. Tom: Elliott Reid. Lydia: Marian Seldes.

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Episode 7

Man With a Problem

Sun, Nov 16, 1958 30 mins

Neither policeman nor psychiatrist can persuade a man (Gary Merrill) perched on a ledge to explain why he is bent on suicide. Karen: Elizabeth Montgomery. Policeman: Mark Richman. Landers: Alex Gerry. Lieutenant: Ken Lynch.

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Episode 8

Safety for the Witness

Sun, Nov 23, 1958 30 mins

Art Carney stars as a timid gunsmith who fears for his life after he witnesses a murder. Lieutenant: Robert Bray. Cummings: James Westerfield. Nurse: Mary Scott. Bergman: Ken Patterson. Foley: Karl Davis.

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Episode 9

Murder Me Twice

Sun, Dec 7, 1958 30 mins

A supposedly hypnotized Lucy Prior (Phyllis Thaxter) kills her husband. Farham: Tom Helmore. Prior: Alan Marshal. Adele: Liz Carr. George: Herbert Anderson.

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Episode 10

Tea Time

Sun, Dec 14, 1958 30 mins

A meeting between the female members of a romantic triangle results in a violent argument and murder. Iris: Margaret Leighton. Blanche: Marsha Hunt. Oliver: Murray Matheson. Walter: George Navarro.

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Episode 11

And the Desert Shall Blossom

Sun, Dec 21, 1958 30 mins

Two prospectors face eviction unless they can get a rosebush to blossom in a desert-like climate. Tom: William Demarest. Ben: Roscoe Ates. Sheriff: Ben Johnson. Stranger: Mike Kellin. Deputy: Wesley Lau.

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Episode 12

Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore

Sun, Dec 28, 1958 30 mins

Two women form an uneasy alliance. Object: murder. Mrs. Fenimore: Mary Astor. Mrs. Herman: Doro Merande.

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Episode 13

Six People, No Music

Sun, Jan 4, 1959 30 mins

In this step into the supernatural, a dead man's brief return to life may prove costly for mortician Arthur Motherwell (John McGiver). Rhoda: Peggy Cass. Baravale: Howard Smith. Thor: Joby Baker.

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Episode 14

The Morning After

Sun, Jan 11, 1959 30 mins

A woman is determined to end her daughter's involvement with a married man, even if it means telling his wife. Nelson: Robert Alda. Mrs. Totter: Jeanette Nolan. Sharon: Dorothy Provine. Mrs. Nelson: Fay Wray.

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Episode 15

A Personal Matter

Sun, Jan 18, 1959 30 mins

Handling a dangerous tunneling project, engineer Bret Johnson (Wayne Morris) faces double trouble: the crew is terrified of cave-ins, and the boss hates him. Joe: Joe Maross. Rodriguez: Frank Silvera. Maria: Anna Navarro.

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Episode 16

Out There - Darkness

Sun, Jan 25, 1959 30 mins

A self-centered woman (Bette Davis) refuses to lend money to a boy. Eddie: James Congdon. Kirby: Frank Albertson. Elevator Man: Arthur Marshall.

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Episode 17

Total Loss

Sun, Feb 1, 1959 30 mins

A debt-ridden department-store owner (Nancy Olson) agrees to a fiery plan to cut her losses. Reeves: Ralph Meeker. Evy: Ruth Storey. Voss: Dave Willock. Susan: Barbara Lord.

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Episode 18

The Last Dark Step

Sun, Feb 8, 1959 30 mins

Shiftless Brad Taylor (Robert Horton) makes a fatal mistake when he leaves the girlfriend who's supporting him to marry a wealthy socialite. Leslie: Fay Spain. Janice: Joyce Meadows. Breslin: Herb Ellis.

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Episode 19

The Morning of the Bride

Sun, Feb 15, 1959 30 mins

A woman (Barbara Bel Geddes) is jubilant when her boyfriend finally marries her...until she meets his family. Philip: Don Dubbins. Pat: Pat Hitchcock.

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Episode 20

The Diamond Necklace

Sun, Feb 22, 1959 30 mins

A store owner looks for a way to ease a loyal employee into retirement. Claude Rains. Mrs. Rudel: Betsy von Furstenberg. Clayman: Selmer Jackson. Jessica: Dorothea Lord.

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Episode 21

Relative Value

Sun, Mar 1, 1959 30 mins

John Manbridge (Denholm Elliott) supports himself by forging his cousin Felix's name on checks...until Felix finds out. Felix: Torin Thatcher. Superintendent: Tom Conway. Benny: Walter Burke.

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Episode 22

The Right Price

Sun, Mar 8, 1959 30 mins

Double dealings dominate this tale of an amicable thief and an incompatible middle-aged couple. Mort: Allyn Joslyn. Jocelyn: Jane Dulo. Policeman: Howard McLeod.

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Episode 23

I'll Take Care of You

Sun, Mar 15, 1959 30 mins

John Forbes (Ralph Meeker) sees only one way to stop his extravagant wife from spending money---murder. Dorothy: Elisabeth Fraser. Dad: Russell Collins. Kitty: Ida Moore. Harry: Richard Evans.

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Episode 24

The Avon Emeralds

Sun, Mar 22, 1959 30 mins

A Scotland Yard inspector (Roger Moore) plunges into a cat-and-mouse game with a woman who is trying to smuggle a necklace out of the country. Lady Avon: Hazel Court. Mrs. Smedley: Gertrude Flynn. Harrington: Alan Napier.

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Episode 25

The Kind Waitress

Sun, Mar 29, 1959 30 mins

Love knows no bounds---or principles---in the case of a waitress who is determined to get married. Thelma Tomkins: Olive Deering. Arthur: Rick Jason. Mrs. Mannerheim: Celia Lovsky. Marion: Mary Alan Hokanson.

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Episode 26

Cheap Is Cheap

Sun, Apr 5, 1959 30 mins

When his wife discovers his hidden bank accounts and demands a divorce, miserly Alexander Gifford (Dennis Day) decides murder would be cheaper. Jennifer: Alice Backes. Arthur: Fred Essler. Hood: Jack Lambert. Monk: Frank Richards.

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Episode 27

The Waxwork

Sun, Apr 12, 1959 30 mins

A chilling tale of a reporter's lonely vigil in the murderers' den of a wax museum. Hewson: Barry Nelson. Marriner: Everett Sloane. Night Watchman: Charles Davis.

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Episode 28

The Impossible Dream

Sun, Apr 19, 1959 30 mins

A has-been movie star (Franchot Tone) is fighting a war on two fronts: his secretary is killing him with kindness, and a blackmailer is after his last dime. Grace: Mary Astor. Miss Hall: Carmen Mathews. Myra: Irene Windust.

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Episode 29

Banquo's Chair

Sun, May 3, 1959 30 mins

A retired inspector (John Williams) stages a ghostly masquerade to scare a confession out of a suspected murderer. John Bedford: Kenneth Haigh.

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Episode 30

A Night With the Boys

Sun, May 10, 1959 30 mins

Unable to face his wife after losing his paycheck in a poker game, a stock clerk reports that he was mugged. Randall: John Smith. Francie: Joyce Meadows. Smalley: Sam Buffington. Manny: David Carlile.

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Episode 31

Your Witness

Sun, May 17, 1959 30 mins

Prominent lawyer Arnold Shawn (Brian Keith) seals his own doom when he discredits a witness's testimony. Jerome Sr: Gordon Wynn. Jerome Jr.: Brian Hutton. Babcock: William Hansen. Naomi: Leora Dana.

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Episode 32

Human Interest Story

Sun, May 24, 1959 30 mins

Reporter Bill Everett (Steve McQueen) is incredulous when a barroom patron (Arthur Hill) claims he's a Martian. Barney: William Challee. Cargan: Tyler McVey.

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Episode 33

The Dusty Drawer

Sun, May 31, 1959 30 mins

A schoolteacher (Dick York) unleashes a plan to expose a dishonest bank teller. Tritt: Philip Coolidge. Pinkson: Wilton Graff. Guard: Edgar Dearing. Mrs. Morrell: Almira Sessions.

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Episode 34

A True Account

Sun, Jun 7, 1959 30 mins

A nurse (Jane Greer) suspects foul play when a wealthy convalescent suddenly dies. Hughes: Kent Smith. Brett: Robert Webber. Mrs. Hughes: Madge Kennedy. Alice: Jocelyn Brando. Priest: Selmer Jackson.

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Episode 35

Touché

Sun, Jun 14, 1959 30 mins

Long-suffering husband Bill Fleming (Paul Douglas) sees a way to legally kill his wife's lover: challenge him to a duel. Laura: Dody Heath. Sandy: Robert Morse.

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Episode 36

Invitation to an Accident

Sun, Jun 21, 1959 30 mins

The honeymoon is over for Joseph Pond (Gary Merrill), a rugged individualist aware that his wife has a lover. Virginia: Joanna Moore. Albert: Alan Hewitt. Cam: Peter Walker.

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