Famed Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock hosted this well-remembered suspense anthology series which ran for seven seasons on NBC before being expanded to an hour and being re-titled The Alfred Hitchcock Hour where it ran for three more. The series was just as noted for Hitchcock's opening and closing monologues where he frequently took light-hearted jabs at the show's sponsors.
Last Episode07x38 Where Beauty Lies Aired: Jun. 26, 1962
An entertainer is determined to keep men from putting the moves on his sister.
Series Fun Facts
- Alfred Hitchcock himself directed 17 episodes.
- On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also…
[show]On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. The stamp honoring "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" pictured host Alfred Hitchcock. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, "The Dinah Shore Show" (1951), Dragnet (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled The Ed Sullivan Show), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Hopalong Cassidy, The Honeymooners, "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: "Puppet Playhouse" (1947)), I Love Lucy, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Lassie, The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason, The Phil Silvers Show, The Red Skelton Show, "Texaco Star Theater" (titled "Texaco Star Theater" (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as "Tonight!" (1953)), The Twilight Zone (1959), and You Bet Your Life (1950).
- Alfred Hitchcock drew the caricature of himself featured in the opening credits. He began his film career as an illustrator of title cards for silent movies.