Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 10

The Case of Mr. Pelham

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Dec 04, 1955 on CBS

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  • Are there really two Mr. Pelhams? Or is it a case of split personality? Or might there be another, more alarming, explanation?

    In about twenty minutes, Alfred Hitchcock presents the breakdown of a smug modern man - someone so sure of himself (and of the cosy little world in which he has unthinkingly revolved all his life) that a comeuppance of sorts seems merited. This famous story is presented, in this version, as essentially a dark comedy - with an end-twist rather nastier than we expect. This works immeasurably better than the full-length feature film based on the same source which appeared in 1970 (retitled "The Man Who Haunted Himself"). Tom Ewell, the epitome of urban self-doubt (he'd just starred in "The Seven Year Itch"), is excellent as the rapidly-unhinging bourgeois, whose alter ego is all the more alarming for remaining unseen until...
  • Another great one.

    What more can you say than has been written? Hitchcock was truly one of the best.
    This episode with Tom Ewell has a very ironic ending.
    You will be glued to the TV set watching this gem.

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    This is one of the reasons why I like to watch ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS.

    It's too bad the show isn't on a leading TV network anymore, now that the so-called "classic" TV LAND network decided to ditch most of the "oldies" and play mostly a crappy blend of 70s and 80s TV shows.
    Bring back the good times, TV LAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!