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Alfred Hitchcock Presents - The Cuckoo Clock


"The Cuckoo Clock" was originally broadcast on 17/Apr/1960 as part of the fifth season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


Ida Blythe wants to stay in her summer cottage despite the fact that there is an escaped lunatic on the loose. A strange woman named Madeleine Hall arrives at her cottage and she and Ida sit down for tea. Madeleine tells Ida a story about her aunt. Apparently, Madeleine's aunt once cut the head off her pet canary. The story upsets Ida, but Madeleine later reveals that the story was a lie. Someone comes to the door. He tells Ida to be careful of the escaped lunatic because she is dangerous. Ida suspects Madeleine and the two soon get into a scuffle. Madeleine is knocked unconscious and Ida calls for help. The man who warned her returns. He enters the house and bolts the door. He is the lunatic. When a cuckoo clock startles him, he breaks it. He attacks Ida but motions her to the clock. The head on the cuckoo of the clock has been cut off. (TV.com)

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9082.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Five - Universal (USA, 2012)
Amazon (USA)
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