USA 1957. Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: E.G. Marshall, Nancy Kelly, Richard Long, Tom Pittman, Harry Dean Stanton
Alfred Hitchcock was executive producer of the NBC mystery/drama anthology series Suspicion, which ran for one season; he also directed its premier episode, Four O’Clock. The tense, time-ticking plot has E.G. Marshall as a watch repairman convinced his wife is having an affair. Consumed with jealousy, he devises a time bomb to exact his revenge, but an unexpected twist or two will prevent his plans from proceeding like clockwork. B&W, Digibeta video. 60 mins.
Incident at a Corner
USA 1960. Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Vera Miles, George Peppard, Jack Albertson, Leora Dana, Paul Hartman
Of the 20 TV episodes directed by Hitchcock, only one was in colour: this Rashomon-like rarity from the NBC anthology series Ford Startime (aka Lincoln-Mercury Startime), made mere days after Hitchcock had finished shooting Psycho. In a small American town, a relatively minor incident between an elderly crossing guard and an impatient driver spirals into malicious rumours and serious accusations. Psycho actress Vera Miles plays the crossing guard’s daughter; George Peppard co-stars as her fiancé. Colour, Digibeta video. 60 mins.