Christmas 'Hitch on the Hump' Shorts: Santa and the 10th Avenue Kid (1955)

First things first, this will the be first Hitch on the Hump post about something that the Master of Suspense was not directly involved in making. Last week, I talked a little about the Christmas episode of his eponymous television show that Hitch directed. This one he did not, but this strange teleplay by Marion Cockrell comes across today like a prehistoric version of Bad Santa. Cockrell penned eleven episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents along with a handful of the Adam West Batman series, and here she was paired with journeyman TV director Don Weis. So you might wonder where Hitch is this week, well I think Alma has him helping with preparations for Christmas Dinner. Next week Hitch on the Hump will return full length and fully Hitch, but until then enjoy this episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. 


  1. simon zinc trumpet harrisDecember 25, 2010 at 6:56 AM

    Merry Christmas Zachary, have a great time. You see, you essentially banned me from this site but i still had the decency to remember to wish you a Merry Christmas, i hope you appreciate that my old mate.

  2. I do appreciate it Simon, Jervaise, Snob etc (Lady in the Car...? I was never sure about that one.), and I want to say Merry Christmas to you as well.

    P.S. You are not banned, but I reserve the right to moderate what I consider beyond the pale, sir.

  3. nigel "incubator" jonesDecember 26, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Zachary, its nice to know i`m not banned from the site because i really enjoy leaving com-girl-ts here, this is one of the best cult movie reveiw sites on the web and yes, "The lady In The Car With Glasses And A Gun (circa 1970)" was me as well, thats a interesting and obscure cult item although it was British made which is a shame obviously.

  4. vivian smith smythe-smithDecember 27, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Today would`ve been Heather O`Rourkes 35th birthday, i trust you`ll be watching "Poltergeist 3" to commemorate, i`ll be very disapointed if you dont.


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