CRIME/MYSTERY TV EPISODES

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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Revenge (1955)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Carl Spann's wife Elsa is assaulted by an unknown attacker, he drives his still-incoherent wife around town, hoping she can point him out, so he can kill him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Ralph Meeker, Vera Miles, Frances Bavier

Votes: 1,437

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Vera Miles

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Premonition (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A man returning to his home town finds his father has died, and suspects his friends are covering up the true details of that death.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Cloris Leachman, Warren Stevens

Votes: 954

Starring: John Forsythe

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Don't Come Back Alive (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Frank Partridge and his wife plot to cheat their life insurance company by having her hide out for 7 years and declared legally dead, but an investigator believes Mr. Partridge has murdered her.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Blackmer, Virginia Gregg, Robert Emhardt

Votes: 812

Directed by Robert Stevenson

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Breakdown (1955)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

William Callew is involved in a bad traffic accident on a rural road, that leaves him so paralyzed he appears lifeless, and when help arrives they think he's really dead.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten, Raymond Bailey, Forrest Stanley

Votes: 1,174

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joseph Cotten

5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Our Cook's a Treasure (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A serial-murderer maid is on the loose in the city. Ralph becomes suspicious of his wife Ethel's housemaid Mrs. Sutton.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Everett Sloane, Beulah Bondi, Janet Ward

Votes: 679

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Long Shot (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Heavily indebted Charlie Raymond is hired to accompany a British visitor on a trip across the USA, and looks for a way to take advantage of his employer.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Lawford, John Williams, Gertrude Hoffman

Votes: 639

Directed by Robert Stevenson

Starring: John Williams

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A series of troubling incidents lead Mr. Pelham to believe that he has a double who is deliberately impersonating him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ewell, Raymond Bailey, Justice Watson

Votes: 833

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Guilty Witness (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Mr. and Mrs. Crane hear the Verbers having a violent argument in the apartment just above them, and then Mr. Verber disappears the next day, they can't help suspecting the worst.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Judith Evelyn, Kathleen Maguire, Joe Mantell

Votes: 611

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: You Got to Have Luck (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

During a massive manhunt for escaped convict Sam Cobbett, Cobbett invades a house where young housewife Mary Schaffner is home alone.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Cassavetes, Marisa Pavan, Lamont Johnson

Votes: 607

Starring: John Cassavetes

10. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: And So Died Riabouchinska (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Detective Krovitch investigates a murder at a run-down vaudeville theater and gets a hot lead from the ventriloquist's dummy.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, Charles Bronson, Claire Carleton

Votes: 560

Directed by Robert Stevenson Based on a short story by Ray Bradbury

Starring: Claude Rains, Charles Bronson

11. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Back for Christmas (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Before leaving on a trip to America, a man kills his wife and buries her in the basement. Once in the United States. he receives correspondence tipping him off that the murder will undoubtedly be exposed.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Isobel Elsom, Arthur Gould-Porter

Votes: 621

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Williams

12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Help Wanted (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

To pay for his wife's operation, Mr. Crabtree takes a job working for the mysterious Mr. X, who asks him to manage a job involving a blackmailer.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Qualen, Lorne Greene, Madge Kennedy

Votes: 455

13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Creeper (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A frightened housewife is alone in her apartment when she begins to suspect just about anyone could be the unknown killer who has been strangling women.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Constance Ford, Steve Brodie, Harry Townes

Votes: 492

14. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Manacled (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Shackled prisoner Stephen Fontaine tries to negotiate an escape from Sergeant Rockwell while en route to San Quentin.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Merrill, William Redfield, Rusty Lane

Votes: 352

15. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: One More Mile to Go (1957)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sam Jacoby has his wife's corpse in the trunk of his car, and is menaced by a motorcycle cop, who nags him about a taillight.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, David Wayne, Steve Brodie, Louise Larabee

Votes: 473

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

16. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Dangerous People (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Two men wait at a train station. A wailing siren periodically reminds them that a maniac has escaped from the local mental hospital.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Salmi, Robert H. Harris, Ken Clark

Votes: 273

17. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Glass Eye (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Captivated by the actor's physical beauty, an aging spinster pulls up stakes to follow a ventriloquist and his dummy from performance to performance; finally, the man consents to a much-wanted meeting.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jessica Tandy, Tom Conway, Rosemary Harris

Votes: 525

18. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Mail Order Prophet (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Clerk Ronald Grimes starts receiving letters from a mysterious Mr. Christiani that seemingly predict the future.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Judson Pratt

Votes: 326

19. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Perfect Crime (1957)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A lawyer, with blackmail in mind, meets with a famed detective to prove he convicted an innocent man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Price, James Gregory, Gavin Gordon

Votes: 402

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Vincent Price

20. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Heart of Gold (1957)

TV-14 | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A convicted robber is released to the family of one of his cell mates, against the better judgment of his parole officer.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Mildred Dunnock, Darryl Hickman, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 285

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Motive (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A man who has a theory that, murders committed without a motive are very rarely solved, is coaxed by his friend into killing someone.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Skip Homeier, William Redfield, Carl Betz

Votes: 258

22. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Right Kind of House (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Mr. Waterbury believes he can get a good deal on some real estate because a murder occurred in the home. But he hasn't dealt with Sadie Grimes the owner who refuses to lower the price because of an emotional attachment.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Emhardt, Jeanette Nolan, James Drury

Votes: 362

23. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Harold J. Stone, Allan Lane

Votes: 678

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Roald Dahl

24. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Post Mortem (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A wife refuses to let her husband squander away the money from a 133,000 dollar sweepstakes ticket inherited from her first dead spouse, so he plans on killing her.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve Forrest, Joanna Moore, James Gregory

Votes: 233

25. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Dip in the Pool (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

William Botibol is a compulsive gambler. While on a cruise he enters a betting pool to guess the number of miles the ship will travel in the course of 24 hours. William thinks he has figured out a way to guarantee he will win the bet.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Keenan Wynn, Fay Wray, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 251

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Based on a short story by Roald Dahl

Starring: Fay Wray

26. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Little White Frock (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Colin Bragner is an elderly actor who invites playwright Adam Longsworth and his wife over to dinner. During dinner Colin talks about a long lost love. The tale deeply affects both Adam and... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Herbert Marshall, Julie Adams, Tom Helmore

Votes: 242

27. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Poison (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Harry Pope is lying in bed and discovers that there is a sleeping snake on his stomach.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Wendell Corey, James Donald, Arnold Moss

Votes: 280

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Based on a short story by Roald Dahl

28. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Crooked Road (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Harry Adams and his wife are driving cross-country through a rural Deep South town when a local speed trap ensnares the young couple. The corrupt redneck police officer, Chandler, arrests ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Kiley, Walter Matthau, Patricia Breslin

Votes: 284

Starring: Walter Matthau

29. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man with a Problem (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Karen Adams' infidelity drives her husband Carl to attempt suicide by jumping from a high window ledge at a hotel. Can police officer Barrett stop him?

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Merrill, Peter Mark Richman, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 296

30. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Out There - Darkness (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Miss Fox is a rich old widow who falsely identifies one of the building's employees as the guy who robbed her, and later she wants to help him but it may be too late.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, James Congdon, Frank Albertson

Votes: 429

Starring: Bette Davis

31. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Last Dark Step (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Brad Taylor is a real-estate entrepreneur who is engaged to Janice Wright. Unbeknownst to her, Brad is still seeing an old flame, Leslie Lenox, a writer. Leslie doesn't take to Brad's ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Horton, Fay Spain, Joyce Meadows

Votes: 227

32. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Diamond Necklace (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A jewelry firm casts out the last of a family who've been employees for 117 years, and the company won't hire the last of the line because she's a woman. Faithful service goes unrewarded ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, Betsy von Furstenberg, Alan Hewitt

Votes: 233

Starring: Claude Rains

33. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Arthur (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When his pretty ex-fiancee returns from another failed relationship, a chicken farmer not wanting anything to do with her, decides to eliminate her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Harvey, Hazel Court, Robert Douglas

Votes: 302

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

34. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Road Hog (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A very rude traveling salesman forces a truck off the road, causing a delay in emergency care for an injured young man, who dies.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Raymond Massey, Robert Emhardt, Ray Teal

Votes: 280

Starring: Raymond Massey

35. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Specialty of the House (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Mr. Laffler invites Mr. Costain to join him for dinner at a private club that he describes as a very special experience. To his disappointment, Laffler is informed that the house specialty,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Morley, Kenneth Haigh, George Keymas

Votes: 259

36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man from the South (1960)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Neile Adams

Votes: 627

Based on a short story by Roald Dahl Starring: Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre

Remaked in "Four Rooms" (1995)

37. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Escape to Sonoita (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Two kidnappers think they have made their escape when they hijack a tanker in the dry desert, leaving the occupants and a female victim behind to die.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Burt Reynolds, Murray Hamilton, Venetia Stevenson

Votes: 222

Starring: Burt Reynolds

38. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Twice a month, Mrs. Bixby travels to Baltimore to visit an elderly aunt, her only living relative. Or so she tells her dentist husband. In fact, she visits the Colonel, her rich lover. ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Meadows, Les Tremayne, Stephen Chase

Votes: 257

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Based on a short story by Roald Dahl

39. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Landlady (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Billy Weaver has just relocated to a small English village to take up a new appointment. Strangers arouse suspicion in the village at the best of times but all the more so now due to a rash... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dean Stockwell, Patricia Collinge, Laurie Main

Votes: 154

Based on a short story by Roald Dahl

40. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Horse Player (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Father Amion discovers that the large amounts of money turning up on the collection plate come from a grateful horse player who has hit a winning streak.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, Ed Gardner, Percy Helton

Votes: 243

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Claude Rains

41. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Incident in a Small Jail (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A suspected serial killer is put in a jail house with a salesman, while a lynch mob waits outside.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Fiedler, Richard Jaeckel, Ronald Nicholas

Votes: 205

42. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Pearl Necklace (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Howard Rutherford is a very rich, elderly gentleman. Out of the blue, he proposes to his young secretary, Charlotte Jameson. He tells her that he is not in good health and that she will ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hazel Court, Ernest Truex, Jack Cassidy

Votes: 185

43. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Bang! You're Dead (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A 5-year-old boy finds his uncle's revolver, partially loads it with bullets, and plays with it in public, unaware of its deadly power.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Dunne, Biff Elliot, Lucy Prentis

Votes: 342

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

44. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: I Saw the Whole Thing (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A mystery writer named Michael Barnes is accused of causing a fatal motorcycle accident with his car. The eyewitnesses prove less than reliable, however, when he defends himself in court ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Kent Smith, Evans Evans

Votes: 297

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe

45. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: A Home Away from Home (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A patient at a mental hospital kills the head doctor and takes over, replacing the staff with fellow patients. Things get complicated when the niece of the real doctor makes an unexpected visit.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland, Claire Griswold, Mary LaRoche

Votes: 212

Written by Robert Bloch Starring: Ray Milland

46. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A sheriff investigates the disappearance of the wife of a man who has been acting suspiciously.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Merrill, Phyllis Thaxter, Fess Parker

Votes: 201

47. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Magic Shop (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a little boy vanishes in a magic shop, he comes back later with supernatural powers and evil intentions.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Leslie Nielsen, Peggy McCay, John Megna

Votes: 211

Twilight Zone-like episode Based on a short story by H.G. Wells

Starring: Leslie Nielsen

48. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Jar (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Charlie Hill is mesmerized by a strange jar at a carnival sideshow. He buys it from the owner, but his wife Thedy Sue is frightened and wants it thrown out. The townspeople come from miles to see it and Charlie becomes a local celebrity.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Pat Buttram, Collin Wilcox Paxton, William Marshall

Votes: 333

Based on a short story by Ray Bradbury