Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1 (1955 - 1956)

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Critic Consensus: This suspenseful anthology not only bears Alfred Hitchcock's name, but his storytelling prowess as well -- each installment slickly delivering chills, tears and thrills with the master director's flair for the shocking reveal.

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1
Air date: Oct 2, 1955
2
Air date: Oct 9, 1955
3
Air date: Oct 16, 1955
4
Air date: Oct 23, 1955
5
Air date: Oct 30, 1955
6
Air date: Nov 6, 1955
7
Air date: Nov 13, 1955
8
Air date: Nov 20, 1955
9
Air date: Nov 27, 1955
10
Air date: Dec 4, 1955
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1 Photos

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

Cast

John Qualen
as Stepp
Jack Mullaney
as Marlow
Patricia Hitchcock
as Diana Winthrop
Biff McGuire
as Latimer
Gene Barry
as Del Delaney
Sidney Blackmer
as Frank Partridge
Robert Newton
as Peter J. Goodfellow
Everett Sloane
as Ralph Montgomery
Darren McGavin
as Red Hillman
Philip Coolidge
as Henri Tallendier
Alan Napier
as Sir Everett
Charles Bronson
as Det. Krovitch
Nancy Gates
as Lois Williams
Percy Helton
as Gerald Eaton
Virginia Gregg
as Mildred Partridge
Charles Cantor
as Tommy DeWitt
Ray Teal
as Police Lieutenant
Ralph Clanton
as Sir Stephen
John Compton
as Vincent
Peter Lawford
as Charlie Raymond
Judith Evelyn
as Amelia Verber
Barry Fitzgerald
as Stretch Sears
Marisa Pavan
as Mary Schaffer
Mark Damon
as Ray Clements
Geoffrey Toone
as Basil Farnham
Joseph Cotten
as William Callew
Hurd Hatfield
as Paul Tallendier
Philip Abbott
as Mark Halliday
Thelma Ritter
as Lottie Slocum
Robert Horton
as Gil Larkin
Constance Ford
as Ellen Grant
John Cassavetes
as Sam Cobbett
Joan Lorring
as Emma Borden
Claire Trevor
as Mary Prescott
Estelle Winwood
as Miss Laughton
Ruth Hussey
as Paula Hudson
John Forsythe
as Kim Strange
Tom Ewell
as Albert Pelham
Jo Van Fleet
as Mrs. Shrike
Phyllis Thaxter
as Karen Stewart
Skip Homeier
as Dick Paine
Richard Collier
as Bartender
Joe Downing
as Lieutenant Al
Wendy Winkelman
as Little Girl
Edna Holland
as Librarian
Holly Bane
as Escaped Convict
Irene Tedrow
as Sister-in-Law
Jack Chefe
as Detective
Katherine Warren
as Mrs. Wallingford
Carmen Mathews
as Lizzie Borden
Isobel Elsom
as Hermione Carpenter
John Baragrey
as Arthur Clymer
Janet Ward
as Ethel Montgomery
Patricia Collinge
as Martha Cheney
Steve Brodie
as Steve Grant
Leora Dana
as Irene Cole
Mary Jackson
as Mrs. Wilson
Gage Clarke
as Gainsborough
Cara Williams
as Mona Cameron
Ruta Lee
as Ruby Boyenton
Kay Stewart
as Miss Clement
Justice Watson
as Henry Peterson
Beulah Bondi
as Mrs. Sutton
Jerry Paris
as Wally Benson
Alan Hewitt
as Howard Cole
Frances Bavier
as Mrs. Ferguson
Gavin Gordon
as Mr. Brooks
Kirby Smith
as Tom Mason
Bill Haade
as Stagehand
Sean McClory
as Brother Gerard
Paul Burns
as Assistant
Ken Christy
as Burroughs
Harry Shannon
as Dr. Harner
Meg Mundy
as Martha
David Orrick
as Cameron
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Winthrop
Gertrude Hoffman
as Marguerite
Ed Kemmer
as Dan Verber
Cheryll Clarke
as Mrs. Baldwin
Mildred Natwick
as Aunt Rosalie
Norma Crane
as Lorna Bramwell
John Alderson
as Attendant
Peter Adams
as Tim Grady
Carolyn Jones
as Pamela Waring
Harry Lewis
as Ritchie
Alfred Linder
as Shoemaker
Myron Cook
as Man in Bar
Grazia Narciso
as Mrs. Santini
Parley Baer
as Police Detective
Ellen Corby
as Maggie Flynn
Walter Woolf King
as Card Player
Butch Bernard
as Another Kid
Cheryl Ann Clark
as Mrs. Baldwin
Hope Summers
as Marie Tallendier
Vinton Haworth
as Sgt. Delaney
Henry Hunter
as Finance Man
Robert Foulk
as Monroney
Dan Greer
as Milkman
Ruth Swanson
as Miss Brown
Tim Graham
as Bartender
Don McArt
as Albert
John Banner
as Conductor
Joan Banks
as Margaret
Paul E. Burns
as Furrier Assistant
David Dwight
as Fireman
Mark Dana
as Policeman
Amanda Blake
as Carol Arlington
Enid Markey
as Cecelia
Gladys Hurlbut
as Ernestine
Konstantin Shayne
as Customs Officer
Everett Glass
as Brother Charles
Gerald Hamer
as Mr. Hewitt
John Harmon
as Collector
Mason Curry
as Mr. Sterling
Rudolph Anders
as Café Host
Edo Mita
as Mr. Sashakawa
Mike Ragan
as Cab Driver
Ann Codee
as Doctor's Wife
Lowell Gilmore
as Mel Douglas
Jim Hayward
as Preacher
Gertrude W. Hoffman
as Aunt Margaret
Laiola Wendorff
as Mrs. Glavetsky
Roxanne Arlen
as Donna Drew
Claude Akins
as Policeman
Marion Gray
as Parygoer
Donald Dillaway
as Policeman
Ruth Lee
as Landlady
Bill Slack
as Vincent
Helen Spring
as Mrs. Grant
Eileen Harley
as Waitress
Joe Gilbert
as Radio Announcer
Jack Mulhall
as Bar Patron
Joan Dixon
as Waitress
Karine Nordman
as Tipsy Woman
Lillian O'Malley
as Hotel Maid
Alan Reynolds
as Policeman
Gavin Muir
as Mr. Wallingford
Billy Wayne
as Bartender
Tyler McVey
as Detective
Vikki Dougan
as Glamour Girl
Patricia Knox
as Woman at Bus Stop
Herbert C. Lytton
as Police Lieutenant
James McCallion
as Short Man
Richard Newton
as Ambulance Driver
Aaron Spelling
as Road Worker
Elzie Emanuel
as Secretary
Jack Tesler
as Newspaperman
Ralph Peters
as Coroner's Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Hitchcock rarely directed, confining himself to inane introductions. But many of the suspense stories-written by such masters as Ray Bradbury and Robert Bloch-are quirky, tight masterpieces.

Sep 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, as I remember it, is a good show.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even today, the show keeps an amazing mood of suspense, and almost every episode will keep you at the edge of your seat.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

We recommend the viewing of these small prehistoric jewels of the black and white screen. [Full review in Spanish]

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The last thing I expected was addictive entertainment.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 1 features actors like Joseph Cotten, Joanne Woodward, John Forsythe, Cloris Leachman, and Claude Rains (as well as a struggling young thespian named Aaron Spelling), but the man in the silhouette steals the show.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

[Hitchcock] directed only a handful of shows... but his personality is stamped on the whole run in the dry, sardonic, mordant introduction.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This era isn't called the Golden Age of Television for nothing.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

But the real gem is Breakdown (1955), a minimalist tour de force starring (and narrated by) Joseph Cotten as a businessman paralyzed in a car wreck; it belongs among Hitchcock's neglected masterpieces.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Alfred Hitchcock Presents never tinkered much with its premise of "situation tragedies," as its host put it, but it gradually evolved in a manner paralleling Hitchcock's film career.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1

One of the best series of the 50's. Very good scenes, very good episodes (each one better than the other). Undoubtedly, one of the best Alfred Hitchcock classics ever. Highly recommend.

This is a wonderfully written and extremely enjoyable tv series ! Mr. Hitchcock is a funny yet morbid host to this mystery filled and suspenseful show. Though it is an older series the stories stand the test of time. I would definitely recommend this television program in its entirety! Good stuff this!

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