Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 33

The Belfry

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 13, 1956 on CBS

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    • [Closing Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: That was satisfying, wasn't it? It couldn't have happened to a nicer person. And speaking of nice people... before I return... we will have a few quips from television's most tolerant sponsor. Surprised you, didn't I?
      [Commercial]
      Alfred Hitchcock: [Drawing a sinister moustashe on his picture with his back to the camera. Turns to reveal one on his own face.] Good night.

    • [Opening Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: [Standing beside two pictures of himself, one front, one back with the word "WANTED" above them.] Good evening. Uhhh, perhaps I should explain this. My wife had these posters printed up as a joke. Of course, she doesn't really want me. Anyway, there isn't a chance I'll be recognized. They're passport photographs. This one's for going aboad [pointing at the "front"], and this one, for coming back [pointing at the "back"]. My excuse for making these undignified remarks is that tonight's story, The Belfry, concerns a wanted man. In fact, an entire town is looking for him. Such popularity must be deserved and, in this case, it is. But I shall allow you to learn the details on your own. First, however, I want you to hear this description of a much wanted product. Listen closely. It may be in your neighborhood store. If it is, apprehend it at once. The reward is high.

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