The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Season 2 Episode 17

The Jar

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 14, 1964 on CBS

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  • Bizarre even by Hitchcock standards, this unique episode is filled with backwoods characters both creepy and laughable. After the twist ending, you'll never look at "Mr. Haney" in quite the same way!

    This is one of the best Hitchcock programs ever, and a departure from the usual hard-boiled murder formula, though a murder does indeed eventually take place. The characters are so extreme as to border on camp, and perfectly portrayed by a star-filled cast.

    Classic TV fans will recognize many of the players, including Collin Wilcox (as Thedy Sue), who also starred in the famous Twilight Zone episode, "Number 12 Looks Just Like You." And if Jadu sounds familiar, it's because he later appeared on PeeWee's Playhouse as the King of Cartoons. This one is a must-see.