Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Mail Order Prophet
Ronald Grimes recieves a letter from a Mr. Christianai who says he can predict the future. The letter correctly predicts the outcome of an election. More letters follow and through gambling, Grimes acquires a large amount of money. A final letter from Christianai asks for a contribution. Grimes gives it quite willingly. Later Grimes finds out that Christiani was a fraud. He was really a con man who sent out thousands of letters, half of them predicting one outcome and the other half another. Grimes was lucky: he got the right predictions time after time. (TV.com)
The following official DVD releases contain this episode:
| Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Three - Universal (USA, 2007)|
| Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Three - Universal (UK, 2008)|
R2 PAL 1.33:1
Hitchcock is in a room high up in an office block with his back to us, looking out of a large open window. He appears to be looking at something on the ground, far below.
Hitchcock is sat near the open window, behind a large desk.
Hitchcock stands, collects his bowler hat and umbrella and throws them out of the window.
Cast and Crew
- Joan Harrison - producer
- Alfred Hitchcock — cast: Host
- E.G. Marshall — cast: Ronald J. Grimes
- Jack Klugman — cast: George Benedict
- Judson Pratt — cast: Postmaster
- Barbara Townsend — cast: Secretary
- Ken Christy — cast: Boss
- Linda Watkins — cast: Barroom Customer
- Victor Romito — cast: Tony - Waiter
- Lionel Lindon - director of photography