Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 3 Episode 4

Heart of Gold

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Oct 27, 1957 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When this episode was broadcast on television, it frequently ended with a different skit featuring Alfred Hitchcock. Rather than standing by the saw cutting his tie, he was actually tied to a log on the saw, with the girl gleefully watching him being drawn to the blade. I always thought this was a better ending and I'm sorry it has been deleted.

  • Quotes

    • [Closing Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: (with his tie caught in the machinery. He finally cuts it off with scissors) There. I've decided to give this machine to a very dear friend of mine for two reasons: he's insufferable, and wears long ties. As for the girl you saw earlier, you will be pleased to know that she acquired a job as a result of appearing on our program. A talent scout saw her and immediately signed her up as a pair of bookends. And speaking of ends, that is what this is - of our show, that is. But we shall be back another time with another story. Good night.

    • [Opening Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: (working wood in a circular saw) Oh, there you are. Uh, good evening, fellow hobbyists. I've decided to do it myself. I'm sure most of you would expect me to be all thumbs. This is definitely untrue, though I think I should be lucky to have any thumbs at all. Tonight's story is about a parolee, and so I thought you might be interested in this piece of machinery, which has been designed as a therapeutic measure for paroled convicts who may still harbor homicidal tendencies. It gives them a healthy outlet for their energies. As my first project, I've been converting chippendale furniture into kindling. I'm sure my work here would only bore you, so we've arranged to show you tonight's story in just a moment. Perhaps I should explain: this is a circular saw (a scantily clad woman tied to a pulley is being drawn towards it),

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