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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1963-1964)

10 Essential Hitchcock Hours:

1.The Sign of Satan - Based on Robert Bloch's short story "Return to the Sabbath" first published in the July 1938 issue of Weird Tales. Starts off with chilling music score set to scenes reminiscent of HORROR HOTEL (also starring Christopher Lee) and BLACK SUNDAY!

2. The Final Escape - Bernard Herrman's warped music adds chills to the final breathtaking moments!

3. Captive Audience - James Mason plays absent-minded author who blends fact with fiction

4. Forecast: Low Clouds and Coastal Fog - Some pretty strange people pop by or play hide and seek undetected at an isolated beach bungalow Muggy suspense with a twist...it's twisted!

5. Water's Edge - Rejected prior to being filmed at first as unsuitable, with too gruesome an ending. Jaded losers (John Cassevettes and Ann Southern) look high and low for loot.

6.The Life Work of Juan Diaz - Perhaps the finest Hitchcock Hour, beautifully written by Ray Bradbury. Subtle ending.

7. Memo from Purgatory - Written by Harlan Ellison; Walter Koenig ("Scotty" on Star Trek) as gang leader, and James Caan as undercover author who joins the gang. Tony Musante is great as vicious vice-pres of the Barons.
Musante played a j.d. again, terrorizing late night subway riders, in the 1967 film THE INCIDENT.

8. Consider Her Ways - one of the series' only sci-fi stories, definitely a weird one! Woman wakes up in the future, wieghing about 300 lbs. heavier.

9. Where the Woodbine Twineth - Unusual story of a sassy little girl with a make believe friend .

10. Death Scene - with John Carradine as outdated film legend who still has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Also among the very best Hitchcock Hours:
A Home Away from Home, The Magic Shop, Wally the Beard, Hangover, A Piece of the Action, Beast In View,

The Photographer & the Undertaker, Bonfire, Lonely Place, The McGregor Affair, Thanatos Palace Hotel, Annabel,

The World's Oldest Motive, The Monkey's Paw- A Retelling

Recommended episodes of the half hour HITCHCOCK PRESENTS:
THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE, THE GLASS EYE,
AND SO DIED RIABOUCHINSKA, HUMAN INTEREST STORY, GENTLEMAN FROM AMERICA,
SPECIAL DELIVERY, THE LITTLE MAN WHO WAS THERE, DESIGN FOR LOVING





DARK INTRUDER - '65 TV series pilot expanded and released theatrically. Network execs said it was too scary to broadcast!
With Leslie Nielsen Telefilm about demonic possession still packs a punch today!

THE JAR -(1964) Hitchcock Hour Ray Bradbury classic. New print

An Unlocked Window- '65, Hitchcock Hour 1st gen. print

The Lifework of Juan Diaz - Hitchcock Hour, 1st gen. print


My 20 Favorite THRILLER Episodes:

PIGEONS FROM HELL (Brandon de Wilde)
THE PURPLE ROOM (Rip Torn, Richard Anderson)
THE WELL OF DOOM (Henry Daniel, Richard Kiel)
THE DEVIL'S TICKET (John Emery)
PARASITE MANSION (Jeanette Nolan)



TERROR IN TEAKWOOD (Reggie Nalder, Hazel Court)
THE RETURN OF ANDREW BENTLEY (Reggie Nalder, John Newland)
THE PRISONER IN THE MIRROR (Lloyd Bockner, Henry Daniel)
WAXWORKS (Oscar Homolka, Martin Koslek)
LA STREGA (Ursula Andress, Jeannette Nolan)

A WIG FOR MISS DEVORE (John Fiedler, Patricia Barry)
THE INCREDIBLE DOKTOR MARKESAN (Boris Karloff, Dick York)
THE PREMATURE BURIAL (Boris Karloff)
THE HUNGRY GLASS (William Shatner)
THE WEIRD TAILOR (George McCready, Henry Jones)

THE CHEATERS (Harry Townes)
DIALOGUES WITH DEATH (Boris Karloff)
COUSIN TUNDIFER (Vaughn Taylor)
THE HOLLOW WATCHER (Warren Oates)
DARK LEGACY (Henry Silva, Harry Townes)

THRILLER episodes I have with original "Next week" prevues:
The Cheaters
The Hungry Glass
Pigeons from Hell
Twisted Image

SUSPICION - "Voices In The Night" 60 mins.
adaptation of William Hope Hodgeson weird tale.
superb print, from 16mm.
Patrick MacNee and James Coburn
Suspicion's only supernatural segment.

Suspicion did air a classic suspense episode:
"Four O'Clock" directed by Alfred Hitchcock

JOHNNY STACCATO - new prints of cool crime series.
Starring John Cassavettes, produced by (Thriller) William Frye.

NORLISS TAPES - Roy Thinnes. Dan Curtis shocker 1973. New print.

Picture of Dorian Gray (1961, Dick Smith make-up) Breck Golden Showcase (60 mins.)

WAY OUT (30 mins.)(Make-up by Dick Smith) 5 episodes available, with original 1961 ads

WILLIAM & MARY - DISSOLVE TO BLACK - I HEARD YOU CALLING ME - THE CROAKER - DEATH WISH

TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN (pilot - 30 MINS) Hammer Studios tries TV

BUS STOP - (1 HOUR)
"I KISS YOUR SHADOW"

Stephen King, in Danse Macabre called it the most terrifying TV episode he ever saw.

The other infamous Bus Stop episode:
A LION WALKS AMONG US
starring Fabian as a unrepentant hep-cat playing musical chairs with the hot seat.

Singled out by PTA and Senate Sub-Committee hearings investigating TV violence
Never aired on prime time TV since.

LIGHTS OUT

"Martian Eyes" with Burgess Meredith

"Will of the Wisp", "For Release Today"
(with an early appearence of Grayson Hall), "The Faceless Man" (weird!), "Strange Legacy",

"Perchance To Dream"(David White, + a rare pre-code horror
comic book), "The Meddlers",

"Dead Man's Coat" "The Deal", "And Adam Begot"
(Kent Smith), "The Deal", "Lost Will of Dr. Rant" (Leslie
Nielsen), superb despite low budgets.

Suspense: "All Hallow's Eve"...Mean old man sick of trick or treaters!

Panic: "Moth & The Flame".. One that finally lives up to Panic's promising
opening sequence, always featuring the mysterious talking head hiding in the shadows and titles punctuated by shattered glass. Clammy chills as psycho voyeur (Alan Napier) stalks exotic dancer!

Inner Sanctum: "Face of the Dead", and others.

Dick Powell Theatre (60 mins.): "The Clock". Eerie supernatural gem! "Out
of The Night"
"Crazy Sunday" with Rip Torn;

NAKED CITY: Rip Torn as country boy killer wild in
the streets of the big apple with no respect! "Case Study of Two Savages"
(other episodes avail.)

STACCATO: Great noir TV series, starring John Cassavettes. 10 episodes available.

ONE STEP BEYOND all episodes.

TALES OF TOMORROW: various eps., with James Dean, Paul Newman, Karloff, and:
"The Duplicates"(Darren McGavin), "Youth on Tap" (Harry
Townes), "Search for the Flying Saucers" (Vaughn Taylor as lunatic)

DARK CARNIVALS
2 hour ride from Coney Island to Playland-at-the-Beach




Comic Book Vid-Scene
2 hr. histeria of the Pre-Code crime, headlight and horror comics that ruined minds!
featuring 50's footage of anti-comic crusaders and blue-nosed buffoons
Bettie Page, Irving Klaw, Bill Gaines, and Dr. Wertham.
Interviews with MAD artists Kelly Freas, Don Martin, Al Feldstein

ZACHERLEY:
Shock Theatre 1958 kinescopes
1966 color home movie of Zacherley at zoo
1967 teen music show -Zacherley hosting

BEWITCHED: 4 episodes (color) with original commercials (from 16 mm)

An hour of horror, exactly as aired March 3, 1961:
TWILIGHT ZONE: "Long Distance Call" / WAY OUT: "William and Mary" -

Both episodes with original prevues and commercials as broadcast.
(from 16mm)

6 episodes of Twilight Zone with original ads and prevues:
The Dummy, The Lateness of the Hour, The Whole Truth, Sounds and Silences, Night of the Meek, Long Distance Call







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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Subject: Comic Book Vid Scene???
>Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006
>
>Hello--
>I'm working on a documentary about Superman and am trying to find audio or
>footage of Kefauver and the 1954 hearings. I see your listing for the Comic
>Book Vid Scene video tape, and it sounds like it has some of this footage on
>it. I know the hearings were broadcast but so far I'm not finding original
>(or digital) sources. Because of the nature of our program, I need to
>license copyright holders and hopefully dig up the footage through them. I
>thought perhaps you might have some leads for me on where I might look or
>find such footage? Do you know which TV or Radio networks covered the
>hearing? Thanks in advance for any leads you might have--Lisa Sutton

10:43 PM  
Blogger unka kreepy said...

Hello Lisa,

I managed to get a good deal more footage of the '54 Kefauver hearings (comic books) from the UCLA Film Archives than has been commercially released
in various other excellent docs such as Comic Book Confidential,

though I haven't seen the recent documentary (2004) "Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television"; and what I have is not licensed - the 30 minutes worth was an advance tape that cost $150.

Therefore it stands to reason they have more of the footage in the archives, perhaps the entire Gaines statement and what I'd really like to see:

the cross examination when Wm. Gaines is clearly out on a limb, defending decapitations on the cover of Crime Suspenstories #22 because they [EC] held the line at showing the bleeding below the neck;
lmk if the full Gaines meltdown footage is presented at last...

Much of the 30 minutes are of monotonal clinical discussions of the horrors of certain issues by various publishers, covers and open pages on a bulletin board are shown...
I expanded the footage by finding the exact covers and pages (in color) that in some cases they show or don't show...

Also, a while back I taped off-air some brief footage of the other Kefauver hearings on pornographic pin-up mechants (Irving Klaw is seen, and Bettie Page is portrayed by an actor with voice-overs of her recollections of the fears the Senate Hearings caused her...

Also broadcast and grabbed, a few snippets of the organised crime hearings with Estes Kefauver presiding.

Plus I dug up every incidental 50's clip from TV shows and movie, such as While The City Sleeps, "Lights Out", Artists And Models, Robot Monster, and Pitfall (1948).

What I am is a good video/film editor with a lot of choice hard to find clips - it would be great to work with a serious historians on a fully licensed project on the subject;

in which case I could bring in a real gem itching to be released if the documentary gets the reel thing:

Unreleased unrehearsed blab, spontaneous and articulate, amusing and charming, on the 50's EC artists and comics by Jerry Garcia - professionally shot and ready when we are...

So, I hope I've fanned the flames a bit, anyway...

Also, not certain which channels or network carried the hearings, check out the dates in TV Guide back numbers and or microfilmed metropolitan newspaper entertainment (TV) sections for those dates.


Ken Kaveman

10:45 PM  
Blogger Bettie Blogger said...

I operate the official BettiePage.com
blog and am DYING to get the Irving Klaw/Kefauver tape, as teased on the VID SCENE video.

How can I get this???

8:14 PM  

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