The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Season 3 Episode 13

Where the Woodbine Twineth

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 11, 1965 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

out of 10
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  • A young girl Eva (Eileen Baral)develops imaginary friends. These imaginary friends as her Aunt sees it might be driving Eva mad.

    Memorable episode. This episodes resembles more of a Twilight Zone episode than an Alfred Hitchcock episode for it's touch of the supernatural at the end.

    Eileen Baral plays an orphan named Eva living with her aunt. Eva develops unusual behavior by making up imaginary friends. At first her Aunt doesn't mind but when these friends start ihfluencing her behavior in bad fashion , Aunt Nell (played beautifully by Margaret Leighton) intervene.

    This episode is well acted. The girl Eileen Baral really makes you wonder about this child. At first you think she's an innocent girl going through a phase but at certain points you get the impression that she might be going mad.

    In a way this episode is hinting at parent/child relationships. Her aunt cannot believe or humor her child by believing in her imaginary friends. Eva starts to dislike her more and more and runs away. The twist at the end is a bit expected but it was well done.

    This is a great episode.
  • A older woman must take care of a young girl whoes parents are dead. The girl is very unusual and kindof quiet. She eventually starts talking to imaginary people and creatures that are in the house. Is something wrong with this kid or are there ghosts?

    This is a very unusual Hitchcock episode because this is a TRUE ghost story. From the get go we notice that there is something very uneasy about this little blond girl. At night we start to hear strange other voices behind the closed doors where this young girl plays and has fun. Eventually the young girl tells elders that she plays with a doll in her box and they take turns being the doll. This is so scary and puts you on edge all the way to the end. A creepy episode with a sad ending but well worth the ride we take.
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