Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 33

A Man Greatly Beloved

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 12, 1957 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Hildegard "wins" in chess, she takes out one piece and moves hers to an entirely different space on the board - a move that's non-existent in chess.

  • Quotes

    • [Closing Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: Thus ends tonight's story. After seeing it, I think you'll treat your neighbor more kindly. After all, he might be a former ax murdered. Of course, it's nothing to worry about. He's probably out of practice. I hope you'll join us next week when we present another story of mystery and/or suspense.

    • Mr. Anderson: (about the criminals) If they deserved it, it's right, isn't it?
      Hildegard: Only the good Lord can answer that, Hildegard. He alone knows who the guilty really are.

    • Hildegard: Mr. Anders, won't you please show all the people in town that you're not the mean old selfish man they say you are?
      Mr. Anders: I beg your pardon?

    • Hildegard: Of course, I'm not married yet. But I have someone picked out.

    • Hildegaard: I'm Hildegaard Fell. My father's the minister, but we're not a bit alike.

    • [Opening Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: (Standing next to a large covered basket, holding a sword up to his face) Good evening. (claps, and a short man appears and steps into the basket. Hitchcock puts the lid on the basket, then proceeds to thrust his sword into the side of the basket, then two others. He claps again, but the man does not reappear. Hitchcock opens the lid of the basket and peers inside.) Good heavens! He looks like a toothpick on an hors d'oeuvres table. Oh, well, I'll guess I'll just have to practice some more. So much for the side show. Now turn your attention to the center ring, where you'll find our main attraction.

  • Notes

    • This episode is based on the A.A. Milne short story "A Man Greatly Beloved" also known as "Greatly Beloved". The story was first published in Good Housekeeping (February, 1950). Milne is best known as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh.

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