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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Don't Look Behind You

Don't Look Behind You


"Don't Look Behind You" was originally broadcast on 27/Sep/1962 as part of the first season of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.


At a college campus, two young girls are killed while strolling through a nearby forest. Suspicion falls on a chemistry professor and an intense and brooding music professor named Edwin Volck. Harold, a psychology professor, convinces his fiancee Daphne to act as bait to help trap the killer. The trap succeeds and Volck is revealed as the killer. Harold, however, becomes worried. He believes that the killers bloodlust may have inspired other less obvious psychos on campus. Daphne realizes that Harold has been speculating about himself when he suddenly attacks her. She is rescued by the chemistry professor. The chemistry professor had been watching Harold's behavior since the beginning believing that he was a possible psychopath. (TV.com)

Hitch Says...


Hitchcock is stood on a small stage, dressed a magician and with a glamorous assistant.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour".

I trust you will excuse my startled expression but this [points to assistant] is what I just pulled out of my hat. It's rather a shock when one is expecting a rabbit. However, I suppose it isn't as traumatic as it would be if I were expecting her and got the rabbit. Since my hand is not quicker than the eye, I think she will be quite useful in diverting your attention.

This evening, I shall attempt feats of legerdemain. One is to make an hour disappear with your realising it. That will not be easy considering this first minute.



I shall begin my act immediately following the station break so please hurry back... [fade to commercials]

I warned you not to stay so long. You can hardly expect rabbits to simply sit around waiting for a station break to end. Now it is time for the second half of our story — perhaps after that, there will be time for a few tricks.



Next week we shall be back with another story. Now there's just time enough for my escape act.

Hitchcock climbs into a large suitcase and his assistant locks him inside. She turns the suitcase to reveal a sign saying "Do not open until Christmas — Season's Greetings".

The assistant says "Good night" and exits wearing Hitchcock's top hat to the sound of sleigh bells.




DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9092.gif The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Complete First Season - Madman Entertainment (Australia, 2013)
PAL 1.33:1

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