The Best Episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962) was a mystery and suspense anthology hosted by the master of suspense himself - Alfred Hitchcock. Each episode stands alone, delving into horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

The Dusty Drawer

#1 - The Dusty Drawer

Season 4 - Episode 33

When a local bank clerk cheats him out of $200, a man takes extreme measures to get back his money.

star 9.00
4 votes
Writers: Harry Miles Muheim, Halsted Welles
Mail Order Prophet

#2 - Mail Order Prophet

Season 3 - Episode 2

When an ordinary clerk starts receiving letters which accurately predict the outcome of future events, he takes a dangerous gamble with his life.

star 8.52
21 votes
Directors: James Neilson
Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Antony Perry
Most Likely to Succeed

#3 - Most Likely to Succeed

Season 7 - Episode 31

A bragging, successful businessman takes pity on a former down-on-his-luck college friend by giving him a job, revealing how he has cheated the government out of tax revenue. Perhaps he should have kept his mouth shut.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Richard Whorf
Writers: Henry Slesar
The Horseplayer

#4 - The Horseplayer

Season 6 - Episode 22

On a wing and a prayer, a gambler with a mission thinks he has a hotline to God in praying for a string of successful winners. Convincing a naive minister to play the odds with the parish funds, could this be the race which beats the horse player?

star 8.20
5 votes
Writers: Henry Slesar
Banquo's Chair

#5 - Banquo's Chair

Season 4 - Episode 29

A retired Scotland Yard inspector goes to extreme lengths to prove the guilt of a suspect in an old murder case.

star 8.13
8 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Rupert Croft-Cooke
Bang! You're Dead

#6 - Bang! You're Dead

Season 7 - Episode 2

Young Jackie Chester is ostracized by his fellow playmates because he doesn't own a toy gun like theirs. Upset at being left out, he finds a gun in his Uncle's suitcase - unaware he has a real revolver ... and it's loaded.

star 8.09
11 votes
Writers: Margery Vosper, Harold Swanton
The Long Shot

#7 - The Long Shot

Season 1 - Episode 9

Heavily indebted Charlie Raymond is hired to accompany a British visitor on a trip across the USA, and looks for a way to take advantage of his employer.

star 8.08
50 votes
Writers: Harold Swanton
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The Case of Mr. Pelham

#8 - The Case of Mr. Pelham

Season 1 - Episode 10

A series of troubling incidents lead Mr. Pelham to believe that he has a double who is deliberately impersonating him.

star 8.04
55 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Anthony Armstrong
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A True Account

#9 - A True Account

Season 4 - Episode 34

The death of a wealthy convalescent makes his nurse suspect that the cause was not natural.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Leonard Horn
Writers: Fredric Brown, Robert C. Dennis, Anthony Gilbert
Not the Running Type

#10 - Not the Running Type

Season 5 - Episode 19

After twelve years in prison for stealing $200,000 from his investment firm employers, Milton Potter calmly returns all the money he embezzled and pursues some very unique post-prison retirement plans.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Arthur Hiller
Writers: Henry Slesar, Jerry Sohl
Invitation to an Accident

#11 - Invitation to an Accident

Season 4 - Episode 36

When a woman's blatant indiscretions with her ex-husband continue even after a confrontation with her current spouse, the consequences are dire.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Don Taylor
Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Wade Miller
Road Hog

#12 - Road Hog

Season 5 - Episode 11

When a traffic delay prevents a dying boy from reaching the hospital in time, his bereaved father and brothers swear revenge on the salesman who hogged the road when a life was on the line.

star 8.00
8 votes
Writers: Bill S. Ballinger, Harold R. Daniels
The Little Man Who Was There

#13 - The Little Man Who Was There

Season 5 - Episode 25

The patrons in a copper town saloon initially scoff at the mysterious, small man who barges in, but soon find themselves handing over their valuables when he takes on two strapping brothers.

star 8.00
9 votes
Writers: Gordon Russell, Larry Ward
Forty Detectives Later

#14 - Forty Detectives Later

Season 5 - Episode 28

The forty-first private eye hired by a man to find his wife's killer follows the clues to a suspect, and then realizes that the case is more complex than he had realized.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Arthur Hiller
Writers: Henry Slesar
The Matched Pearl

#15 - The Matched Pearl

Season 7 - Episode 29

The sale of an expensive pearl teaches a con-man a lesson in honesty that will cost him far more than just his integrity.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Bernard Girard
Writers: Henry Slesar
The Twelve Hour Caper

#16 - The Twelve Hour Caper

Season 7 - Episode 34

A disgruntled employee hatches a plan, with the help of two professional thieves, to steal a shipment of negotiable bonds. Will he get away with a clean sweep?

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: John Newland
Writers: Harold Swanton, Mike Marmer
Guilty Witness

#17 - Guilty Witness

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Mr. and Mrs. Crane hear the Verbers having a violent argument in the apartment just above them, and then Mr. Verber disappears the next day, they can't help suspecting the worst.

star 8.00
53 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Robert C. Daniels, Morris Hersman
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Ambition

#18 - Ambition

Season 6 - Episode 38

The price of ambition for District Attorney Rudolf Cox is high when a hard-bitten hoodlum prepares to make a confession that could put an end to his high-profile career.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Paul Henreid
Writers: Joel Murcott, Charles Boeckman
The Case of M.J.H.

#19 - The Case of M.J.H.

Season 7 - Episode 16

Young criminal Jimmy French convinces his girlfriend to take a peek at her psychiatrist boss' files in order to find the perfect blackmail victim. But will Jimmy end up being the one under analysis?

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Henry Slesar
Man from the South

#20 - Man from the South

Season 5 - Episode 15

A down-on-his-luck gambler bets his hand (literally) for a convertible, but the game is stopped by a person with an even larger interest in the outcome.

star 8.00
14 votes
Directors: Norman Lloyd
Writers: Roald Dahl, William Fay
Breakdown

#21 - Breakdown

Season 1 - Episode 7

William Callew is involved in a bad traffic accident on a rural road, that leaves him so paralyzed he appears lifeless, and when help arrives they think he's really dead.

star 7.97
69 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Louis Pollock
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The Perfect Crime

#22 - The Perfect Crime

Season 3 - Episode 3

A lawyer, with blackmail in mind, meets with a famous detective who prides himself on never having committed a single mistake in his long and distinguished career, to prove that he convicted an innocent man.

star 7.95
22 votes
Writers: Stirling Silliphant, Ben Ray Redman
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Malice Domestic

#23 - Malice Domestic

Season 2 - Episode 20

A man begins to suspect that his wife is trying to poison him.

star 7.95
19 votes
Writers: Victor Wolfson, Philip MacDonald
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The Right Kind of House

#24 - The Right Kind of House

Season 3 - Episode 23

After the death of her troubled son, a mother decides to sell her house, but a potential buyer discovers she may be hiding something.

star 7.94
18 votes
Directors: Don Taylor
Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Henry Slesar
Last Request

#25 - Last Request

Season 3 - Episode 8

A death-row inmate awaiting the electric chair uses his final hours to prove his innocence in a killing.

star 7.94
16 votes
Directors: Paul Henreid
Writers: Joel Murcott, Henry Fislar Brooks