Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Nov 06, 1955 on CBS



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    • (Opening Narration)
      Alfred Hitchcock: (On set sitting in his director's chair with his back to the camera.) Hold on. Hold on. Wait a minute. Look, I object. I think you've got much too much fill light. I mean, look, this is suppose to be a night scene, yet it's full of daylight. (Turns towards the camera.) Quite back there... Oh, I beg your pardon. Oh, oh, good evening. We wanted to take you behind the scenes for a moment to show you how we make our films. The friendly cooperation of many, many people is needed to bring you these stories. Prop man, make-up man, electricians, camera men. (He gets up and walks towards the camera.) All part of the team. I'm very proud of them. And they in turn ...(A large light fixture falls onto and crushes the director's chair.) You know, I sometimes consider getting out of this business. Now about tonight's show. Our story is entitled...(He looks at the crushed director's chair where he was sitting.) Oh well, the title's unimportant. Tonight's story concerns well, well, small matter. I'm sure you'll...(loses his breath.) I'm sure you will enjoy our story. But first, but first, if you've been watching this program, I'm certain you always know when we have "But first". Here it is.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Alfred Hitchcock: Isn't it lovely? All my fellow workers, prop men, electricians and so on, bought this and presented it to me.(A new director's chair with a bull's eye painted on the seat.) Next week we shall be back with another story. Join us then. That is, if you have nothing better to do.

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