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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - I Saw the Whole Thing

I Saw the Whole Thing


"I Saw the Whole Thing" is the only episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour which Alfred Hitchcock directed. It was originally broadcast as part of the first season on 11/Oct/1962.


Michael Barnes is a mystery writer who is accused of causing a fatal car accident. Each eyewitness, however, proves to be unreliable when their testimony is shredded by Barnes who is acting as his own defense attorney. He is exonerated after he shows that each witness only saw what they wanted to see. Ultimately, however, it is revealed that he was not the driver. The driver was his pregnant wife. Barnes arranged to have himself accused because he knew that his wife would not be able to stand the strains of a trial. (TV.com)

Hitch Says...


Hitchcock is holding a giant key.

Good evening. I am organising a "key club" – it seems to be the thing to do. For the uninitiated, a "key club" is one which members can enter only if they process a key. These clubs are terribly exclusive, since membership is limited to men. My club is completely different – it is for women. Inside the club is everything a woman could want... including me! You see, I am the club's only bunny.

This evening's story is not about "key clubs". It is about a man who finds himself in a unique predicament and is called "I Saw the Whole Thing". If you wish to see the whole thing, I suggest you watch this spot closely for the next sixty minutes.



We now take time out to hear from an unscheduled witness – your local station. We've asked him to limit himself to the bare facts of the case, but unfortunately he is a garrulous fellow. So, I'm afraid, you're in for some extraneous details.



There is sad news about my new "key club" – it has become even more exclusive than we planned. The sheriff is now our only member... we've been padlocked.

I shall be back next week with another drama, scenes of which will appear in just a moment.




DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain the episode "I Saw the Whole Thing":

9092.gif The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Complete First Season - Madman Entertainment (Australia, 2013)
PAL 1.33:1
6307.gif Alfred Hitchcock Présente: La Série TV, Les Épisodes en VOST - Universal (France, 2006) - released 14/Feb/2006
PAL 1.33:1
9073.gif Alfred Hitchcock Zeigt: Teil 1 - Koch Media Home Entertainment (Germany, 2008)
Amazon (Germany)
R2 PAL 1.33:1
6308.gif Alfred Hitchcock Présente: La Série TV, Les Épisodes en VF - Universal (France, 2006)
Amazon (France)
PAL 1.33:1

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