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Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Mail Order Prophet


"Mail Order Prophet" was originally broadcast on 13/Oct/1957 as part of the third season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


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)

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

6311.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Three - Universal (USA, 2007)
Amazon (USA)
NTSC 1.33:1
9072.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Three - Universal (UK, 2008)
Amazon (UK)
R2 PAL 1.33:1

Hitchcock Says...


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.

Hello fellow speculators. I've just made a killing in the stock market, nothing to it. I simply told my partner that we'd been wiped out. He's a very excitable fellow. Actually I was joking, we haven't been wiped out. Actually we have made a tidy profit. I wish he hadn't done it.

We have a very sensitive elevator man. He doesn't like it when he brings people up, and then they don't tide down again. It confuses him.

As for our story, it is called "Mail Order Prophet" and it too is set in the background of stocks and bonds.

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Hitchcock is sat near the open window, behind a large desk.

This concludes our entertainment. So, until next time when we shall bring you another story. Goodbye.

Hitchcock stands, collects his bowler hat and umbrella and throws them out of the window.

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