Season 1 Episode 7

The Purple Room

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 25, 1960 on NBC



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    • Details of the ghost story related in this episode, as well as the plot device used to test the authenticity of the ghost, were used four years earlier in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode, "The Gentleman from America", which also centered around a man required to spend a night in a haunted place.

    • At NBC's request, Universal replaced producer Fletcher Markle with William Frye. NBC had threatened to cancel Thriller after its first six episodes because they felt the stories were all too similar and weren't pleased with the production values.

    • The frightening house used for "The Purple Room" is the same house used in the movie Psycho.

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