The BEST Episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2020

Network: NBC

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 - Aired May 31, 1959

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

star 8.80
10 votes
Writers: Halsted Welles, Harry Miles Muheim
Road Hog

#2 - Road Hog

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 6, 1959

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 8.27
15 votes
Writers: Bill S. Ballinger, Harold R. Daniels
The Glass Eye

#3 - The Glass Eye

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 1957

While cleaning out the apartment of his dead sister Julia, Jim Whitely (Shatner) comes across a strange glass eye and tells to his wife the story of how his sister acquired it.

star 8.19
122 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: John Kier Cross, Stirling Silliphant
You Got to Have Luck

#4 - You Got to Have Luck

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 15, 1956

During a massive manhunt for escaped convict Sam Cobbett, Cobbett invades a house where young housewife Mary Schaffner is home alone.

star 8.16
139 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Eustace Cockrell, Francis Cockrell
Murder Me Twice

#5 - Murder Me Twice

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 1958

When a hypnotist puts a young woman into a trance during a seance, things go wildly out of control and she stabs her husband. But is she really to blame for her actions?

star 8.14
14 votes
Directors: David Swift
Writers: Irving Elman, Lawrence Treat
Banquo's Chair

#6 - Banquo's Chair

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired May 3, 1959

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

star 8.00
14 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Rupert Croft-Cooke
The Long Shot

#7 - The Long Shot

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 1955

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 7.97
154 votes
Writers: Harold Swanton
The Day of the Bullet

#8 - The Day of the Bullet

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 14, 1960

When Clete Vine, a successful businessman, reads about a gangster's violent death, he recalls how he and a childhood friend were profoundly affected by an event that began with their innocent admiration of an elegant car.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: Norman Lloyd
Writers: Bill S. Ballinger, Stanley Ellin
The Perfect Crime

#9 - The Perfect Crime

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 1957

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 7.90
29 votes
Writers: Ben Ray Redman, Stirling Silliphant
The Indestructible Mr. Weems

#10 - The Indestructible Mr. Weems

Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired Jun 9, 1957

Cemetery owners bribe an allegedly dying man to be their first customer for business reasons...but the plot backfires when the man simply will not expire.

star 7.74
50 votes
Directors: Justus Addis
Writers: George P. Slavin
The Older Sister

#11 - The Older Sister

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 22, 1956

A reporter discovers the truth about the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case.

star 7.73
135 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Lillian de la Torre, Robert C. Daniels
Our Cook's A Treasure

#12 - Our Cook's A Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1955

A man fears that the new cook he's hired is actually a murderess.

star 7.71
166 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Dorothy L. Sayers, Robert C. Dennis
The Hands of Mr. Ottermole

#13 - The Hands of Mr. Ottermole

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired May 5, 1957

In 1919 London, a killer is stalking the streets, and residents look to a police sergeant (Bikel) to catch the culprit.

star 7.71
45 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Thomas Burke
Breakdown

#14 - Breakdown

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1955

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 7.67
180 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Louis Pollock
The Case of Mr. Pelham

#15 - The Case of Mr. Pelham

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 1955

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

star 7.66
131 votes
Writers: Anthony Armstrong, Francis Cockrell
There Was an Old Woman

#16 - There Was an Old Woman

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 18, 1956

Dishonest Frank and Lorna Bramwell visit the home of wealthy, eccentric Monica Laughton, with the intention of robbing her.

star 7.64
128 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Marian Cockrell
Back for Christmas

#17 - Back for Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 4, 1956

Herbert Carpenter plans to murder his wife Hermione, bury her body in the basement, and then leave on a long business trip.

star 7.63
128 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, John Collier
A Man Greatly Beloved

#18 - A Man Greatly Beloved

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired May 12, 1957

A precocious, pigtailed girl attaches herself to a grumpy loner in the hopes of learning his secrets.

star 7.61
49 votes
Directors: James Neilson
Writers: A.A. Milne, Sarett Rudley
The Perfect Murder

#19 - The Perfect Murder

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 11, 1956

Unscrupulous brothers Paul and Henri Tallendier plan to murder their Aunt Rosalie so that they can get their uncle's inheritance.

star 7.59
134 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Stacy Aumonier, Victor Wolfson
And So Died Riabouchinska

#20 - And So Died Riabouchinska

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 12, 1956

While investigating a murder in a theater, Detective Krovitch uncovers a strange web of tensions revolving around ventriloquist John Fabian and his female dummy.

star 7.59
97 votes
Writers: Mel Dinelli, Ray Bradbury
Into Thin Air

#21 - Into Thin Air

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 1955

When a young woman leaves her ill mother in a Paris hotel room and comes back later, she finds her mother is missing, and all the hotel's employees deny she and her mother were ever there.

star 7.58
147 votes
Directors: Don Medford
Writers: Marian Cockrell
Don't Come Back Alive

#22 - Don't Come Back Alive

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 1955

Frank Partridge and his wife plot to cheat their life insurance company by having her hide out for 7 years and declared legally dead, but an investigator believes Mr. Partridge has murdered her.

star 7.54
198 votes
Writers: Robert C. Dennis
Premonition

#23 - Premonition

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 1955

A famous pianist returns to his home town to find the man who murdered his father.

star 7.54
217 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Harold Swanton
The Cheney Vase

#24 - The Cheney Vase

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 25, 1955

When Lyle Endicott is fired from his job at an art museum, he comes up with a plan to take advantage of a trusting invalid whom he befriended at the museum.

star 7.50
178 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Robert Blees
A Personal Matter

#25 - A Personal Matter

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 18, 1959

Two construction engineers are between more than just a rock and a hard place when one of them discovers the other's violent past during an explosive tunnel blast.

star 7.50
14 votes
Directors: Paul Henreid
Writers: Brett Halliday, Joel Murcott