The Alfred Hitchcock Hour/Bonfire

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Season 1, Episode 13
Airdate December 13, 1962
Teleplay by Alfred Hayes and
William D. Gordon
Based on a story by
V.S. Pritchett
as published in
The New Yorker
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Produced by Joan Harrison
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The Alfred Hitchcock HourSeason One
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Bonfire is the thirteenth episode of the first season of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Starring: Peter Falk (Robert Evans), Dina Merrill (Laura)

Co-Starring: Patricia Collinge (Naomi Freshwater)

with Paul von Schreiber (The Youth), Sam Weston (The Taxi Driver), Craig Curtis (The Young Man), Craig Duncan (The Officer)

Uncredited: Alfred Hitchcock (Host)


Plot Overview

A crooked preacher induces a fatal heart attack in the wealthy widow that he befriended, and then he sets out to seduce her beautiful niece, who inherited the old lady's fortune.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments