The Best Episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Last Updated: May 26, 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 8.67
6 votes
Writers: Harry Miles Muheim, Halsted Welles
Invitation to an Accident

#2 - 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 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Don Taylor
Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Wade Miller
Mail Order Prophet

#3 - 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 8.24
25 votes
Directors: James Neilson
Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Antony Perry
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 8.11
9 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 8.07
55 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 8.03
58 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Anthony Armstrong
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Breakdown

#9 - 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 8.03
74 votes
Writers: Francis Cockrell, Louis Pollock
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Road Hog

#10 - 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
Forty Detectives Later

#11 - 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 Twelve Hour Caper

#12 - 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
5 votes
Directors: John Newland
Writers: Harold Swanton, Mike Marmer
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
10 votes
Writers: Gordon Russell, Larry Ward
The Matched Pearl

#14 - 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
4 votes
Directors: Bernard Girard
Writers: Henry Slesar
Most Likely to Succeed

#15 - 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 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Richard Whorf
Writers: Henry Slesar
Man from the South

#16 - 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
The Right Kind of House

#17 - 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 8.00
20 votes
Directors: Don Taylor
Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Henry Slesar
You Got to Have Luck

#18 - You Got to Have Luck

Season 1 - Episode 16

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

star 7.97
42 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Eustace Cockrell, Francis Cockrell
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Tea Time

#19 - 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 7.94
16 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Kathleen Hite, Margaret Manners
Out There - Darkness

#20 - Out There - Darkness

Season 4 - Episode 16

When a wealthy woman mistakenly accuses her elevator boy of robbing her, his resulting imprisonment will take her to levels of guilt she never expected.

star 7.92
13 votes
Directors: Paul Henreid
Writers: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, William O'Farrell
The Morning After

#21 - 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 7.92
12 votes
Writers: Rose Simon Kohn, Robert C. Dennis, Henry Slesar
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Madame Mystery

#22 - Madame Mystery

Season 5 - Episode 24

A ruthlessly ambitious Hollywood publicist capitalizes on the drowning death of an actress, but his hopes for success sink like a stone when he learns that she's still alive.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: John Brahm
Writers: Robert Bloch, William Fay
Portrait of Jocelyn

#23 - Portrait of Jocelyn

Season 1 - Episode 28

When Mark Halliday and his new wife unexpectedly see a portrait of Halliday's first wife, it is only the first in a series of disturbing developments.

star 7.91
32 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Harold Swanton, Edgar Marvin
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The Kind Waitress

#24 - 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 7.90
10 votes
Directors: Paul Henreid
Writers: William O'Farrell, Henry Slesar
Guilty Witness

#25 - 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 7.89
55 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Robert C. Daniels, Morris Hersman
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