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Alfred Hitchcock Collection

Includes radio adaptations on Hitchcock's most memorable films, including Spellbound, The Birds, Rebecca, Sorry Wrong Number, and Shadow of a Doubt.

29 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 20 hours, 23 min)
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Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock is best known for directing a producing psychological horror and suspense movies like Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, Rebecca, Lifeboat, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thief, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious and more. In all more than 50 major films are attributed to Alfred Hitchcock in a career that spanned 60 years.

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock's career began in his native England, first as a title designer in the 1920's and quickly moving up to directing silent films.  After finding great success in the UK, Alfred Hitchcock moved to Hollywood to make bigger budget films.  His first American Movie, Rebecca, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1940.

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood clobbered to work with Alfred Hitchcock including Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Burr, and more.  Alfred Hitchcock cast some of the leading Hollywood bombshells of the gold age of radio like Grace Kelly, Kim Novak, Joan Fontaine, Ingrid Bergman, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich. Hitchcock used a lot of blondes in his work saying "Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints."

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When Alfred Hitchcock moved to television and hosted Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1955, he became a pop culture icon known for his "gallows humor." Similar to Raymond on old time radio's horror favorite Inner Sanctum, Alfred Hitchcock would crack witty remarks about the grim psychological topics on the show.

As a very visual film maker, Alfred Hitchcock work on radio in less known. However, Hitchcock was a master marketer of his films and utilized the power of the radio to promote his movies on radio shows like Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, Screen Guild Theater, Suspense, Academy Award Theater, and more.

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    Wonderfully acted. Very exciting/suspenseful. You can't go wrong with a Hitchcock radio play.

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    Reading Alfred Hitchcock anthologies are perfect for me during my break. Imagine my surprise when I found two stories that were adapted for radio! The obvious one is Sorry, Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher and Allan Ullman. The story really fleshes out the radio episode as far as the background of the characters and what lead to the circumstances they found themselves in. The second one, Call for Help I honestly can't recall the show but I think it's either Mysterious Traveler or Inner Sanctum. Two elderly sisters are forced to live with their nephew and his wife, and believes the couple are poisoning them to get their inheritance. The story was very close to the radio version.

    Mike

    There is a Sealed Book episode called "Escape By Death" which pretty much has the exact same plot. It was also on The Mysterious Traveler, though the Sealed Book one is the better version of the two.

    Jeff

    I found some newspaper clippings that Spier was involved in creating an anthology of Suspense scripts re-written as short stories, and Sorry Wrong Number was going to be one of them. The script definitely came first. The book anthology never happened, as I think the SWN idea (which would have been the "star" of the book and the main selling focus) got derailed when Fletcher started working on the screenplay and offering it to Hollywood. She had probably finished a draft of the novel. It was in the screenplay that the backstory of SWN started to be fully developed and added to the script.

    Joe

    The novel was written after the radio play, reprinted a number of times including in 1948-49 when the big screen movie came out. Robert Arthur was the ghost writer/editor for early Hitchcock anthologies. Hitchcock merely lent his name to them. You can always tell Arthur ghost wrote because he is thanked by name in the acknowledgements page and Arthur himself added some extra money in his pocket by reprinting short stories he wrote for the pulps in the 1940s and 1950s, which were often recycled for MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER episodes.

    Martin

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    29 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 20 hours, 23 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 20 hours 23 minutes
      1. Academy Aw Th 460724 18 Foreign Correspondent.mp3
      2. Academy Aw Th 460911 25 Shadow Of A Doubt.mp3
      3. Alfred Hitchcock Show 480921 Malice Aforethought.mp3
      4. Biography in Sound 550306 The Actor.mp3
      5. Forecast 400722 The Lodger - Suspense audition.mp3
      6. Forecast 400722 When You Were Twentyone.mp3
      7. Hollywood Radio Theater Birds.mp3
      8. Info Please 410627 Alfred Hitchcock.mp3
      9. Info Please 430122 Alfred Hitchcock.mp3
      10. Lux Radio Theater 480126 600 Notorious.mp3
      11. Lux Radio Theater 480308 606 Spellbound.mp3
      12. Lux Radio Theater 500109 685 Sorry Wrong Number.mp3
      13. Lux Radio Theater 511203 768 Strangers On A Train.mp3
      14. Mercury Theater 380801 04 Thirty Nine Steps.mp3
      15. Once Upon a Midnight 450511 Malice Aforethought .mp3
      16. Screen Guild Theater 420208 103 Mr And Mrs Smith.mp3
      17. Screen Guild Theater 430104 125 Suspicion.mp3
      18. Screen Guild Theater 430531 146 Rebecca.mp3
      19. Screen Guild Theater 481118 401 Rebecca.mp3
      20. Sdp 490130 004 Mr And Mrs Smith.mp3
      21. Sdp 501109 E 076 Shadow Of A Doubt.mp3
      22. Sdp 501116 E 077 Lifeboat.mp3
      23. Sdp 510125 E 087 Spellbound.mp3
      24. Studio One 480323 47 Thirtynine Steps.mp3
      25. Suspense 430601 044 Banquo's Chair.mp3
      26. Suspense 480214 284 Lodger.mp3
      27. Suspense 600214 840 Sorry, Wrong Number.mp3
      28. Three Investigators [A Hitchcock] Secret Of Terror Castle.mp3
      29. Three Investigators [A Hitchcock] Stuttering Parrot.mp3
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    29 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 20 hours, 23 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 20 hours 23 minutes
      1. Academy Aw Th 460724 18 Foreign Correspondent.mp3
      2. Academy Aw Th 460911 25 Shadow Of A Doubt.mp3
      3. Alfred Hitchcock Show 480921 Malice Aforethought.mp3
      4. Biography in Sound 550306 The Actor.mp3
      5. Forecast 400722 The Lodger - Suspense audition.mp3
      6. Forecast 400722 When You Were Twentyone.mp3
      7. Hollywood Radio Theater Birds.mp3
      8. Info Please 410627 Alfred Hitchcock.mp3
      9. Info Please 430122 Alfred Hitchcock.mp3
      10. Lux Radio Theater 480126 600 Notorious.mp3
      11. Lux Radio Theater 480308 606 Spellbound.mp3
      12. Lux Radio Theater 500109 685 Sorry Wrong Number.mp3
      13. Lux Radio Theater 511203 768 Strangers On A Train.mp3
      14. Mercury Theater 380801 04 Thirty Nine Steps.mp3
      15. Once Upon a Midnight 450511 Malice Aforethought .mp3
      16. Screen Guild Theater 420208 103 Mr And Mrs Smith.mp3
      17. Screen Guild Theater 430104 125 Suspicion.mp3
      18. Screen Guild Theater 430531 146 Rebecca.mp3
      19. Screen Guild Theater 481118 401 Rebecca.mp3
      20. Sdp 490130 004 Mr And Mrs Smith.mp3
      21. Sdp 501109 E 076 Shadow Of A Doubt.mp3
      22. Sdp 501116 E 077 Lifeboat.mp3
      23. Sdp 510125 E 087 Spellbound.mp3
      24. Studio One 480323 47 Thirtynine Steps.mp3
      25. Suspense 430601 044 Banquo's Chair.mp3
      26. Suspense 480214 284 Lodger.mp3
      27. Suspense 600214 840 Sorry, Wrong Number.mp3
      28. Three Investigators [A Hitchcock] Secret Of Terror Castle.mp3
      29. Three Investigators [A Hitchcock] Stuttering Parrot.mp3
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    29 recordings on 23 Audio CDs
    total playtime 20 hours, 23 min

    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A001

    1. Hollywood Radio Theater Birds

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A002

    1. Three Investigators [A Hitchcock] Secret Of Terror Castle

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A003

    1. Three Investigators [A Hitchcock] Stuttering Parrot

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A004

    1. Mercury Theater 380801 04 Thirty Nine Steps

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A005

    1. Forecast 400722 The Lodger - Suspense audition
    2. Forecast 400722 When You Were Twentyone

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A006

    1. Info Please 410627 Alfred Hitchcock
    2. Screen Guild Theater 420208 103 Mr And Mrs Smith

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A007

    1. Screen Guild Theater 430104 125 Suspicion
    2. Info Please 430122 Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A008

    1. Screen Guild Theater 430531 146 Rebecca
    2. Suspense 430601 044 Banquo's Chair

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A009

    1. Once Upon a Midnight 450511 Malice Aforethought
    2. Academy Aw Th 460724 18 Foreign Correspondent

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A010

    1. Academy Aw Th 460911 25 Shadow Of A Doubt

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A011

    1. Lux Radio Theater 480126 600 Notorious

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A012

    1. Suspense 480214 284 Lodger

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A013

    1. Lux Radio Theater 480308 606 Spellbound

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A014

    1. Studio One 480323 47 Thirtynine Steps

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A015

    1. Alfred Hitchcock Show 480921 Malice Aforethought
    2. Screen Guild Theater 481118 401 Rebecca

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A016

    1. Sdp 490130 004 Mr And Mrs Smith

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A017

    1. Lux Radio Theater 500109 685 Sorry Wrong Number

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A018

    1. Sdp 501109 E 076 Shadow Of A Doubt

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A019

    1. Sdp 501116 E 077 Lifeboat

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A020

    1. Sdp 510125 E 087 Spellbound

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A021

    1. Lux Radio Theater 511203 768 Strangers On A Train

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A022

    1. Biography in Sound 550306 The Actor

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    Alfred Hitchcock Disc A023

    1. Suspense 600214 840 Sorry, Wrong Number

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