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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

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

8.5
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,563

2. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

TV-PG | 51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 3,786

3. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 3,527

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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

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

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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: 335

6. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Vincent Price (1993)

Documentary, Biography

8.5
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Stars: Tim Burton, Roger Corman, Hazel Court, David Del Valle

Votes: 55

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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: 211

8. Kung Fu (1972–1975)
Episode: Ambush (1975)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.3
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Kwai Chang Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) assists blind preacher Serenity Johnson (JOHN CARRADINE) to swindle the most dangerous man in Arizona.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: David Carradine, Rhonda Fleming, Timothy Carey, Pat Morita

Votes: 36

9. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Final Escape (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A convict at a state prison work camp plans a clever escape with the help of the aging, alcoholic fellow prisoner who's in charge of making and burying the camp's deceased.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen McNally, Robert Keith, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 210

10. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: How to Get Rid of Your Wife (1963)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Gerald Swinney is a henpecked husband suffering under the constant verbal abuse of his overbearing wife. Gerald devises a plan to rid himself of her and begin his life over again, but the results have unexpected consequences.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Newhart, Jane Withers, Joyce Jameson

Votes: 159

11. Kung Fu (1972–1975)
Episode: The Forbidden Kingdom (1975)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.2
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The dramatic events that forced Shaolin priest Kwai Chang Caine to flee China unfold again as Caine relives his desperate attempt to escape the Emperor's revenge.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: David Carradine, James Shigeta, Keye Luke, Adele Yoshioka

Votes: 38

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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

13. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)
Episode: The Spanish Moss Murders (1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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A research experiment in dream deprivation produces a corporeal Cajun boogeyman covered in Spanish moss.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Keenan Wynn, Severn Darden

Votes: 289

14. Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection (2005 Video)

233 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Ray Harryhausen | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Forrest J. Ackerman, Jim Aupperle, Rick Baker

Votes: 80

15. Spencer's Pilots (1976– )

49 min | Adventure

8.0
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This series centers on the lives of Cass Garrett and Stan Lewis who are pilots, and they work for Spencer Parish. Every now and then, they get into all sorts of misadventures, cause one of ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Stone, Todd Susman, Margie Impert, Britt Leach

Votes: 24

16. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: A Piece of the Action (1962)

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

8.0
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Duke Marsden is a compulsive gambler and is about to lose his wife because of it. She gives him an ultimatum to either give up poker or else she's gone.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gig Young, Martha Hyer, Gene Evans

Votes: 280

17. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Behind the Locked Door (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Dave Snowden elopes with wealthy Bonnie Daniels, and Mr. Spencer sees them break into the abandoned old estate where Bonnie lived until age six. Mr. Spencer informs Bonnie's mother, Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gloria Swanson, James MacArthur, Lynn Loring

Votes: 175

18. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Cruel Fountain (1966)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Paul attempts to help two crippled women.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Kathryn Hays, Murray Hamilton, Robert Pine

Votes: 5

19. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Long Silence (1963)

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

8.0
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A paralyzed woman is terrified her husband will learn she is recovering.

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Rennie, Phyllis Thaxter, Jim McMullan

Votes: 169

20. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An elderly woman is locked in an air tight safe, with one of her cats, by her niece's fiancé when she discovers he is a forger.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Collinge, Jessica Walter, Don Chastain

Votes: 144

21. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Blood Bargain (1963)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Racketeer Harney gives Derry a contract to hit Breech, whose wife Connie is a paraplegic. Derry meets Connie, helping her to play a bar jukebox. Sympathizing with Connie, Derry decides, for... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Kiley, Richard Long, Anne Francis

Votes: 123

22. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Body in the Barn (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A domineering wife is suspected of murdering her husband when the body of an unrecognizable man is found buried in her barn.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Lillian Gish, Maggie McNamara, Peter Lind Hayes

Votes: 164

23. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Night Caller (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Marcia Fowler is sunbathing in her backyard when she spots a new neighbor, Roy Bullock, eyeing her. Frightened, she calls the police, who take her to the Bullock house and warn Roy not to ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Felicia Farr, Bruce Dern, David White

Votes: 165

24. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Cadaver (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A college aid borrows a dead female body from the lab and plants it in his roommate's dorm to try and scare him sober, but the joke becomes disastrous.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Parks, Ruth McDevitt, Joby Baker

Votes: 160

25. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: The Game of War (1982)

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

7.9
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A reckless process server finds herself kidnapped and caught up in a scheme by a group of former soldiers who are planning to spring their former commander out of jail.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Clu Gulager

Votes: 29

26. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: To Catch a Butterfly (1963)

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

7.9
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At first, a childless young couple are thrilled to relocate for the husband's new executive job, and especially happy with their new home. Is the next-door neighbor boy's cruelty to them ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bradford Dillman, Diana Hyland, Edward Asner

Votes: 170

27. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,989

28. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,526

29. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: A Matter of Murder (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A notorious but ethical auto thief and his gang steal a Rolls-Royce, unaware that the trunk contains the body of a woman who was murdered by her husband.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Darren McGavin, Pat Crowley, Patrick McVey

Votes: 154

30. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Captive Audience (1962)

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

7.8
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A mystery novelist sends a series of weird audiotapes to his publisher. On the first tape, the author boasts that the publisher won't be able to discern if the story he narrates is the ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, James Mason, Angie Dickinson, Arnold Moss

Votes: 193

31. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Final Arrangements (1961)

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

7.8
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A man fed up with his invalid wife's nagging, plans and prepays for a stylish coffin and funeral expenses.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Balsam, Vivian Nathan, O.Z. Whitehead

Votes: 131

32. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Forecast: Low Clouds and Coastal Fog (1963)

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

7.8
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A beautiful young newlywed is wary of her much-older husband's business trip leaving her alone in their beach house. A group of beach boys and a neighboring screenwriter provide her some ... See full summary »

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Inger Stevens, Dan O'Herlihy, Chris Robinson

Votes: 182

33. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Good-Bye, George (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The husband of a successful actress, thought for years to be dead, suddenly returns and demands he once again become a part of her life, now that she's a success. Things get complicated when she accidentally kills him after he attacks her.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Culp, Stubby Kaye, Elliott Reid

Votes: 121

34. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Lonely Hours (1963)

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

7.8
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A mother of three notices that her baby son fascinates the lady renting a room in her home.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Nancy Kelly, Gena Rowlands, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 172

35. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Trap (1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Toy manufacturer's assistant has an affair with the child-like toy-man's enchanting young wife. After enduring an humiliating interview the bright, college grad aide proves valuable to the ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Anne Francis, Donnelly Rhodes, Robert Strauss

Votes: 130

36. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Three Wives Too Many (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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One of a bigamist's 4 wives, takes it on her own to track down and kill the other three women.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Dan Duryea, Linda Lawson

Votes: 167

37. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Wally the Beard (1965)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After work, Lucy, a keypunch operator, meets Walter, a short, balding, bespectacled computer technician who is her supervisor. She tells him that he is a forgettable bore, and hands back ... See full summary »

Director: James H. Brown | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Larry Blyden, Kathie Browne, Berkeley Harris

Votes: 130

38. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.7
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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Stars: David Carradine, Radames Pera, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn

Votes: 4,846

39. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.7
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,368

40. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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A successful lawyer (Ben Gazzara) is told by his doctor he's terminally ill, and will be dead in less than two years. He decides to do all of the things for which he never had time. Each ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 280

41. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Annabel (1962)

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

7.7
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A disturbed man's other identity snares others in a perilous web. David is a successful, quiet young scientist - but on weekends he has an impeccable country cottage where as the confident ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dean Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Kathleen Nolan

Votes: 199

42. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Dear Uncle George (1963)

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

7.7
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A neighbor's letter about an unfaithful wife disturbs an advice columnist.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gene Barry, John Larkin, Patricia Donahue

Votes: 140

43. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: High Flyer (1978)

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

7.7
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Ponch and Jon pick up the trail of an auto theft ring. A fatherless teenage girl has a crush on Jon. Ponch is running out of excuses to avoid going up on patrol in the CHP helicopter.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Larry Wilcox, Erik Estrada, Robert Pine, Mary Louise Weller

Votes: 47

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

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

7.7
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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: 300

45. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Run for Doom (1963)

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

7.7
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A young doctor continues to date a beautiful showgirl in spite of warnings that her 3 previous marriages ended badly for her past husbands.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Gavin, Diana Dors, Scott Brady

Votes: 173

46. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: See the Monkey Dance (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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During a brief train stop, George disembarks to call a wife and arrange a two-day rendezvous. When he returns to his booth, a stranger provokes him into conversation. George reveals where ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roddy McDowall, Patricia Medina

Votes: 141

47. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Evil of Adelaide Winters (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A woman runs a psychic scam with hidden speakers to make people believe she can contact their dead love ones, and one man believes she has contacted his dead son, so he becomes dangerously obsessed with her sessions.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Kim Hunter, John Larkin, Gene Lyons

Votes: 136

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

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Gerald Musgrove shoots and kills a night watchman while stealing $100,000 from a bank. On the street nearby, while eluding police, he meets elderly Emmy Rice, and befriends her. Since he is... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Roddy McDowall, Ruth McDevitt, Diane Sayer

Votes: 121

49. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Last Safari (1966)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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When Paul goes on a trip to Africa, a doctor asks Paul to consult with a terminally ill young woman but finds that the woman is unaware of her circumstance and living with a father with the decision to tell her of her illness.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Leslie Nielsen, Lesley Ann Warren, Louise Latham

Votes: 10

50. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Star Juror (1963)

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

7.7
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After killing a woman, a man is chosen to be a juror for the trial of the man accused of her murder.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dean Jagger, Betty Field, Will Hutchins

Votes: 176



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