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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Beast in View


"Beast in View" was originally broadcast on 20/Mar/1964 as part of the second season of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.


After being the repeated victim of harassing phone calls, Helen Clarvoe asks lawyer Paul Blackshear to investigate a woman named Dorothy Johnson, who might be behind the calls. Dorothy blames Helen for the break-up of her wedding engagement. Paul investigates further and begins to believe that Dorothy is a murderer. Paul thinks Dorothy killed a photographer whom she once posed for. She was apparently very upset about a number of pictures he took of her. Later, however, Paul gets a phone call from Helen, who tells him that Dorothy broke into her apartment and is holding her hostage at gunpoint. Paul calls the police and heads over to Helen's apartment. Outside the apartment, Paul hears Helen and Dorothy arguing inside. He is stunned, however, when another woman arrives claiming to be Dorothy. Helen is suffering from schizophrenia. She has been pretending to be Dorothy out of guilt over what she once did to her, and has been insanely trying to get even with herself. (TV.com)

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9093.gif The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Complete Second Season - Madman Entertainment (Australia, 2013)
PAL 1.33:1

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