The BEST Episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Network: CBS

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
8 votes
Writers: Halsted Welles, Harry Miles Muheim
The Horseplayer

#2 - 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 8.71
7 votes
Writers: Henry Slesar
The Little Man Who Was There

#3 - 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 8.30
10 votes
Writers: Gordon Russell, Larry Ward
Invitation to an Accident

#4 - 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 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Don Taylor
Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Wade Miller
The Kind Waitress

#5 - The Kind Waitress

Season 4 - Episode 25

Thelma Tomkins and her deadbeat boyfriend begin poisoning an old and wealthy woman in order to get an inheritance ... but the results are not what they expected.

star 8.17
12 votes
Directors: Paul Henreid
Writers: Henry Slesar, William O'Farrell
A True Account

#6 - A True Account

Season 4 - Episode 34

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

star 8.12
8 votes
Directors: Leonard Horn
Writers: Anthony Gilbert, Fredric Brown, Robert C. Dennis
Mail Order Prophet

#7 - 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 8.11
27 votes
Directors: James Neilson
Writers: Antony Perry, Robert C. Dennis
The Long Shot

#8 - 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 8.11
55 votes
Writers: Harold Swanton
Specialty of the House

#9 - Specialty of the House

Season 5 - Episode 12

A successful businessman finally gets his greatest wish to see inside the kitchen of his favorite dining club, but has he just ordered his final meal as well?

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Stanley Ellin, Victor Wolfson
Banquo's Chair

#10 - 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 8.09
11 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Rupert Croft-Cooke
The Morning After

#11 - The Morning After

Season 4 - Episode 14

Motherly love knows no bounds when a woman decides to get revenge on the married man who has been dating her daughter.

star 8.07
14 votes
Writers: Henry Slesar, Robert C. Dennis, Rose Simon Kohn
Tea Time

#12 - Tea Time

Season 4 - Episode 10

It's hard to tell who's the bigger cheater when a wife and her husband's jealous mistress sit down for some lethal negotiating.

star 8.06
17 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Kathleen Hite, Margaret Manners
Lamb to the Slaughter

#13 - Lamb to the Slaughter

Season 3 - Episode 28

Domestic bliss comes to a rapid halt when a housewife discovers that her police chief husband has been having an affair while she's been pregnant.

star 8.06
18 votes
Writers: Roald Dahl
The Right Kind of House

#14 - 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 8.04
23 votes
Directors: Don Taylor
Writers: Henry Slesar, Robert C. Dennis

#15 - 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 8.04
76 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Louis Pollock
Where Beauty Lies

#16 - Where Beauty Lies

Season 7 - Episode 38

Caroline Hardy's affair with the handsome Paul Ross comes to an abrupt end when her brother tells Paul's wife about them. Intent on revenge, Caroline sets off an explosion that will have life-changing results.

star 8.00
7 votes
Writers: James P. Cavanagh

#17 - Hooked

Season 5 - Episode 38

Believing that financial reasons prevent him from leaving his wife, an unhappily married man and the woman he really loves hatch a scheme that they believe will solve all their problems.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Norman Lloyd
Writers: Robert Turner, Thomas Grant
Road Hog

#18 - 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
12 votes
Writers: Bill S. Ballinger, Harold R. Daniels
The Door Without a Key

#19 - The Door Without a Key

Season 7 - Episode 15

Two lonely people, one an old man suffering amnesia, the other a young, lost boy, find they have more in common that they realize when meeting at the police station.

star 8.00
6 votes
Writers: Irving Elman, Norman Daniels

#20 - Apex

Season 7 - Episode 24

An unfaithful husband and his girlfriend concoct a plan to murder his wife after she plans to divorce him, which will leave him penniless.

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: James Workman, John T. Kelley
The Case of Mr. Pelham

#21 - 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 7.97
62 votes
Writers: Anthony Armstrong, Francis Cockrell
Guilty Witness

#22 - 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 7.96
54 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Morris Hersman, Robert C. Daniels
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
21 votes
Writers: Philip MacDonald, Victor Wolfson
Never Again

#24 - Never Again

Season 1 - Episode 30

Karen Stewart has once again broken her promise not to drink anymore, and now she is in a strange bed, injured, with no memory of what happened the night before.

star 7.93
30 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Gwen Bagni, Irwin Gielgud, Stirling Silliphant
Man from the South

#25 - 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 7.93
15 votes
Directors: Norman Lloyd
Writers: Roald Dahl, William Fay