Saturday, February 15, 2014
Genre - Anthology
Hosted by - JoBoZo CoCoNo MoJo
Written by - JoBoZo CoCoNo MoJo
Created by - JoBoZo MoJo
Presented by - JoBoZo MoJo
Theme music composer - Solo Jack
Opening theme - "Funeral March"
Composer - Solo Jack
Country of origin - United States
Original language - English
No. of seasons - 1
No. of episodes - 1
(List of episodes)
Executive producer - Dick Fargo
Producer - Jennifer Lowery
Editor - Frank Utica
Location - Black Hole-In-The-Wall Pass
Camera setup - Single Camera
Running time - 25-26 minutes
Production Company - Little Black Duck Company
Distributor - GlobaLocal Distribution
Original channel - NBC
Picture format - Black-and-white 4:3
Audio format - Monaural sound
Original run - 10/02/55 - 05/10/65
Related shows - Gong Show
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released the first five seasons of Alfred Hitchcock Presents on DVD in Region 1. Season 6 will be released on November 12, 2013 via Amazon.com's CreateSpace program. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Amazon.com. In Region 2, Universal Pictures UK has released the first three seasons on DVD. In Region 4, Madman Entertainment has released all seven seasons on DVD in Australia. They have also released all three seasons of 'Alfred Hitchcock Hour'. DVD Title Episodes Release Dates Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Season One 39 October 4, 2005 February 20, 2006 July 15, 2009 Season Two 39 October 17, 2006 March 26, 2007 November 17, 2009 Season Three 39 October 9, 2007 April 14, 2008 May 17, 2010 Season Four 36 November 24, 2009 TBA September 29, 2010 Season Five 38 January 3, 2012 TBA May 18, 2011 Season Six 38 November 12, 2013 TBA November 16, 2011 Season Seven 38 TBA TBA February 20, 2013 DVD Title Episodes Region 4 Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Complete First Season 32 May 22, 2013 Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Complete Second Season 32 May 22, 2013 Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Complete Third Season 29 May 22, 2013
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 25 minutes long, aired weekly at 9:30 on CBS on Sunday nights from 1955 to 1960, and then at 8:30 on NBC on Tuesday nights from 1960 to 1962. It was followed by The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, which lasted for three seasons, September 1962 to June 1965, adding another 93 episodes to the 268 already produced for Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Two episodes, both directed by Hitchcock himself, were nominated for Emmy Awards: "The Case of Mr. Pelham" (1955) with Tom Ewell and "Lamb to the Slaughter" (1958) with Barbara Bel Geddes. The third season opener "The Glass Eye" (1957) won an Emmy Award for director Robert Stevens. An episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour titled "An Unlocked Window" (1965) earned an Edgar Award for writer James Bridges in 1966. Among the most famous episodes remains writer Roald Dahl's "Man from the South" (1960) starring Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre, in which a man bets his finger that he can start his lighter ten times in a row. This episode was ranked #41 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The 1962 episode "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" was not initially broadcast by NBC because the sponsor felt that the ending was too gruesome. The plot has a magician's helper performing a "sawing a woman in half" trick. Not knowing it is a gimmick, the helper cuts the unconscious woman in half. The episode has since been shown in syndication. It has been parodied by Penn and Teller on their cable show Penn and Teller: Bullshit!.
Broadcast history Source: Sunday at 9:30-10 p.m. on CBS: October 2, 1955—September 1960 Tuesday at 8:30-9 p.m. on NBC: September 1960—September 1962 Thursday at 10-11 p.m. on CBS: September—December 1962 Friday at 9:30-10:30 p.m.on CBS: January— September 1963 Friday at 10-11 p.m. on CBS: September 1963—September 1964 Monday at 10-11 p.m. on NBC: October 1964—September 1965
Main article: List of Alfred Hitchcock Presents guest stars Actors appearing in the most episodes include Patricia Hitchcock (Alfred Hitchcock's daughter), Dick York, Robert Horton, James Gleason, John Williams, Robert H. Harris, Russell Collins, Claude Rains, Barbara Baxley, Ray Teal, Percy Helton, Phyllis Thaxter, Carmen Mathews, Mildred Dunnock, Alan Napier, and Laurence Harvey. Many notable actors appeared on the series as well.
In 1985, NBC aired a new TV movie based upon the series, combining newly filmed stories with colorized footage of Hitchcock from the original series to introduce each segment. The movie was a huge ratings success, and sparked a brief revival of the anthology series genre that included a new version of The Twilight Zone amongst others. Alfred Hitchcock Presents revival series debuted in the fall of 1985 and retained the same format as the movie: newly filmed stories (a mixture of original works and updated remakes of original series episodes) with colorized introductions by Hitchcock. The new series lasted only one season before NBC cancelled it, but it was then produced for two more years by USA Network.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is well known for its title sequence. The camera fades in on a simple line-drawing caricature of Hitchcock's rotund profile. As the program's theme music, Charles Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette, plays, Hitchcock appears in silhouette from the right edge of the screen, and then walks to center screen to eclipse the caricature. He then almost always says "Good evening." (The theme music for the show was suggested by Hitchcock's long-time musical collaborator, Bernard Herrmann.) The caricature drawing, which Hitchcock created himself, and the use of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette as theme music have become indelibly associated with Hitchcock in popular culture. Hitchcock appears again after the title sequence, and drolly introduces the story from a mostly empty studio or from the set of the current episode; his monologues were written especially for him by James B. Allardice. At least two versions of the opening were shot for every episode. A version intended for the American audience would often spoof a recent popular commercial or poke fun at the sponsor, leading into the commercial. An alternative version for European audiences would instead include jokes at the expense of Americans in general. For later seasons, opening remarks were also filmed with Hitchcock speaking in French and German for the show's international presentations. Hitchcock closed the show in much the same way as it opened, but mainly to tie up loose ends rather than joke. He told TV Guide[where?] that his reassurances that the criminal had been apprehended were "a necessary gesture to morality." Originally 25 minutes per episode, the series was expanded to 50 minutes in 1962 and retitled The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Hitchcock directed 17 of the 268 filmed episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and one of the 50-minute episodes, "I Saw the Whole Thing" with John Forsythe. The last new episode aired on June 26, 1965, and the series continued to be popular in syndication for decades.
A series of literary anthologies with the running title JoBoZo Presents have been issued to capitalize on the success of the web series. One volume, devoted to stories that law enforcement wouldn't allow to be adapted for the web series, is entitled JoBoZo Presents: Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do Online. It is widely hoped that existing statutes of limitations will soon be repealed, giving way to possible plea bargaining. 1 History 2 1985 revival 3 Guest stars and other actors 4 Broadcast history 5 Episodes 6 DVD releases 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links