Alfred Hitchcock Presents 2 Seasons 1955

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Season 1
(192) IMDb 7.2/10

6. Salvage TV-NR CC

A gangland big shot and ex-con conceives a diabolical plot to avenge the homicide of his younger brother.

Starring:
Gene Barry, Nancy Gates
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
November 6, 1955

Salvage

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Season 1

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Jus Addiss
Starring Gene Barry, Nancy Gates
Supporting actors Nancy Gates, Maxine Cooper, Peter Adams, Elisha Cook Jr., Paul Bryar, Edit Angold, Virginia Christine, Ralph Montgomery, Billy Wayne
Season year 1956
Network Chiller
Executive Producer Joan Harrison
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380 of 391 people found the following review helpful By Raj on July 30, 2005
Format: DVD
After releasing only selected episodes in volumes (4 episodes in 1 DVD), it is good to see that Universal Home Entertainment is finally releasing this show in season box sets (and hope that they continue to release the remaining seasons in the future).

Premiered on October 1st, 1955, this wonderful series ran for seven seasons, and afterwards for another 3 seasons as "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour". This set contains the first 39 episodes of Season 1, told by the `Master of Suspense', Alfred Hitchcock. The episodes include:

01. Revenge

02. Premonition

03. Triggers in Leash

04. Don't Come Back Alive

05. Into Thin Air (aka The Vanishing Lady)

06. Salvage

07. Breakdown

08. Our Cook's a Treasure

09. The Long Shot

10. The Case of Mr. Pelham

11. Guilty Witness

12. Santa Claus and the 10th Avenue Kid

13. The Cheney Vase

14. A Bullet for Baldwin

15. The Big Switch

16. You Got to Have Luck

17. The Older Sister

18. Shopping for Death

19. The Derelicts

20. And So Died Riabouchinska

21. Safe Conduct

22. Place of Shadows

23. Back for Christmas

24. The Perfect Murder

25. There Was an Old Woman

26. Whodunit?

27. Help Wanted

28. Portrait of Jocelyn

29. The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby

30. Never Again

31. The Gentleman from America

32. The Babysitter

33. The Belfry

34. The Hidden Thing

35. The Legacy

36. Mink

37. The Decoy

38. The Creeper

39.
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196 of 208 people found the following review helpful By tpm1800 on July 31, 2005
Format: DVD
I haven't seen "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" since it was last shown on TV Land quite a few years back. This show is one of the best anthology series ever and deserves to be shown and enjoyed. Thankfully Universal has seen fit to release season one on DVD. All 39 episodes (yes, 39!) of this incredible show.

The one constant element throughout the series is the presence of Alfred Hitchcock with his dry, macabre sense of humor. This show made the well-respected film director a huge TV personality of the 50s and 60s. It was part of his deal with CBS that he would direct many of the episodes but as it turned out he directed only 17 segments during the series entire run.

Many well-known actors from film and television made appearances on the show during it's run. In this season one set you can expect to see Aunt Bea (Frances Bavier), John Forsythe, Cloris Leachman, Joseph Cotten, Peter Lawford, Barry Fitzgerald, Carolyn Jones, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson, Claude Rains and many others. There was also a bit of nepotism afoot as Pat Hichcock made numerous appearances on her dad's show. Fortunately, she was a pretty good actress.

The episodes are based on great short stories by writers such as Alexander Woollcott, Ambrose Bierce, Cornell Woolrich, Frederic Brown, Henry Slesar, H.H. Munro (aka Saki), John Cheever, John Collier, John Wyndham, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch and Roald Dahl. Yes, that's the same Roald Dahl who wrote those entertaining children's stories (you've heard of Willy Wonka, I presume). He wrote one of the series most famous episodes "Lamb to the Slaughter."

I have read that Hitchcock actually filmed two openings and closings for each episode.
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169 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Larry Commons VINE VOICE on October 9, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It's very hard for me to type this, because I thought this was going to be a stellar set -- but alas some episodes are indeed edited.

Example: "Salvage" ends with Gene Barry shooting Nancy Gates. After he pulls the trigger, the next scene on the DVD is Hitchcock saying (after the usual comedy), "We'll be back next week." Then the end credits roll. I knew something was missing, so I went back to my 10-year-old VHS recording (syndicated TV version) of this episode and played it. There, Hitch does indeed come back BETWEEN the end of the show and the farewell till next week outro. It's about 30 seconds of footage with Hitch explaining, "He would have gotten away with murder, but ..." This is CRUCIAL footage! And since it's included in the syndicated TV version, Universal can't say it isn't included on the DVD because the footage is "lost."

Sigh. Why can't Universal get it right? Double-sided discs are one thing; releasing edited shows is another. What, exactly, is the problem?
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Michelle K Vinje on August 3, 2005
Format: DVD
First of all I want to state that ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS is a superbly entertaing program. Hitchcock himself did not want to host his own television program until 1955, when Lew Wasserman, then head of Universal Studios (then known as Universal International), convinced Hitchcock to market his name and his movies by hosting his own television series. Thus ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS was born.

Hitchcock himself directed four of the 39 episodes of the first season. There is a book, authorized through Universal, entitled THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS COMPANION by Martin Grams and Patrik Wikstrom, with a foreward by Patricia Hitchcock, Hitchcock's daughter. This book was published two years ago and is 660 pages thick and highly detailed covering everything you could want to know about the program.

This book is also available on Amazon so when you buy Season One of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, I recommend you buy the book as a companion piece. My only question is whether the DVD will feature the alternative openings Hitchcock filmed. You see, the program became so popular that three different openings and closings were filmed for most of the episodes. One in English, one in French (Hitchcock could speak French), and the other also in English but instead of making fun of the sponsors, he made fun of the Americans cause when the show aired in Britain, those alternative openings and closings were aired overseas. I only hope Universal features the alternative versions. Thankfully the book I described lists those alternatives.
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