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Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Poison


"Poison" (directed by Alfred Hitchcock) was originally broadcast on 05/Oct/1958 as part of the fourth season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

The story was later refilmed for Roald Dahl's UK TV series "Tales of the Unexpected".


Harry Pope is an alcoholic plantation owner. One day he awakens with a deadly snake in his bed. It lies sleeping under the blanket right on his chest. Afraid to move, he calls for help and Timber Woods arrives and later gets a doctor. Woods attempts to knock the snake out by using chloroform poured under the blankets through a rubber tube. When they pull back the blankets they find no snake. The doctor leaves angrily. Woods laughs at Harry and jumps onto the bed. The snake comes out from behind a pillow and bites him right on the face. (TV.com)

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9078.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Four - Universal (USA, 2009)
Amazon (USA)
NTSC 1.33:1
6307.gif Alfred Hitchcock Présente: La Série TV, Les Épisodes en VOST - Universal (France, 2006)
Amazon (France)
PAL 1.33:1
9080.gif Alfred Hitchcock Präsentiert: Teil 2 - Koch Media Home Entertainment (Germany, 2009)
PAL 1.33:1

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