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Into Thin Air 

When a young woman leaves her ill mother in a Paris hotel room and comes back later, she finds her mother is missing, and all the hotel's employees deny she and her mother were ever there.


Don Medford


Marian B. Cockrell (teleplay) (as Marian Cockrell)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Patricia Hitchcock ... Diana Winthrop (as Pat Hitchcock)
Geoffrey Toone ... Basil Farnham
Alan Napier ... Sir Everett
Maurice Marsac ... Clerk
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Herbert Winthrop
Ann Codee ... Doctor's Wife
Gerry Gaylor Gerry Gaylor ... Maid
John Mylong ... Doctor
Albert D'Arno Albert D'Arno ... Bellhop (as Albert d'Arno)
Peter Camlin Peter Camlin ... Porter
Jack Chefe Jack Chefe ... Detective
Michael Hadlow Michael Hadlow ... Maris


Diana Winthrop and her mother arrive in Paris. When Mrs. Winthrop starts to fee ill, Diana calls for a doctor. Things become more worrisome when she returns to the hotel, and the desk clerk doesn't recall her, and her signature's disappeared from the register, and her mother's disappeared. Written by Snow Leopard

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Plot Keywords:

hotel room | disappearance | See All (2) »






English | French

Release Date:

30 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story is based on a late 19th Century urban legend known as the Vanishing Hotel Room. It previously served as the basis for one of the segments of Eerie Tales (1919) and So Long at the Fair (1950). See more »


[first lines]
Himself - Host: Tonight we are going to tell the story of a woman who disappears into thin air. By the way, have you noticed that thin air seems to be the type of air most conducive to disappearances? There, certainly, is a fact well worth knowing. Now, in case you seem to recognize parts of the story, don't be alarmed. It is familiar because it is a classic of its kind. Many, many people have borrowed this legend, quite profitably, too. Two novels have been written about it, and it has been made ...
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Remake of So Long at the Fair (1950) See more »

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All sizzle, no steak.
10 November 2019 | by and_shove_it_up_your_buttSee all my reviews

The ending to this episode was a huge tease. The acting was great, don't get me wrong. But to have such a buildup then in the last minute have such a trivial ending was extremely disappointing.

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