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Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Breakdown

"Breakdown" (directed by Alfred Hitchcock) was originally broadcast on 13/Nov/1955 as part of the first season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


William Callew is a cold-hearted and stoic businessman who believes displaying emotion is a sign of horrible weakness. He gets into a car accident during a drive to New York. He regains consciousness only to find himself completely paralyzed. Everyone who sees his body presumes Callew is dead. His body is taken to the morgue, where a coroner examines him and rules him dead. In desperation and hopelessness, Callew begins to cry. Someone notices and he is saved. (TV.com)



Hitch20 is web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed.

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9080.gif Alfred Hitchcock Präsentiert: Teil 2 - Koch Media Home Entertainment (Germany, 2009)
PAL 1.33:1
9050.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season One - Universal (UK, 2005)
9052.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season One - Universal (USA, 2005)
6307.gif Alfred Hitchcock Présente: La Série TV, Les Épisodes en VOST - Universal (France, 2006)
Amazon (France)
PAL 1.33:1
6302.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: volume 2 - Universal (USA, 2000)
NTSC 1.33:1

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