Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 8

Our Cook's A Treasure

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Nov 20, 1955 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Man becomes convinced that his new cook is a serial poisoner, and that he is her next victim.

    Fair, but in the long run, nothing special tale. The \'twist\' is okay, but not one of the show\'s better ones.

    BTW, the episode title is \"Our Cooks a Treasure\", not \"Our Cook\'s Treasure\". The DVD set got this wrong on the box, and on the episode guide on the DVD itself, but the other title is clear as day on the episodes title card. The title also makes a lot more sense considering the plot.
  • Predictable, but still entertaining.

    This episode (from 1955) has a formulaic and predictable plot. Nevertheless, it\'s very entertaining and a bit of fun.

    While this was not one of the best episodes of the series, the acting was good and the suspense was sustained right up to the \"gotcha!\" ending. For a 1950s TV show, the cinematography was interesting (mirror shots, an unsual deep focus close-up at the end, and interesting angles).

    Hitchcock\'s lead-in was a bit longer than usual and well worth it. It\'s interesting how, seconds after viewing a suspense drama, you find yourself chuckling from the 45 seconds of Hitchcock that follows.
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