Suspicion (TV series)

Suspicion is the title of an American television mystery drama series which aired on the NBC from 1957 through 1958. The executive producer of half of the filmed episodes (10) of Suspicion was film director Alfred Hitchcock.[1]

Boris Karloff in the episode
"The Deadly Game" (1957)
Directed byPaul Bogart
John Brahm
William A. Graham (director)
David Greene (director)
Arthur Hiller
Alfred Hitchcock
Herbert Kenwith
Perry Lafferty
Don Medford
Lewis Milestone
Ray Milland
James Neilson
Elliot Silverstein
Jack Smight
Robert Stevens (director)
Presented byDennis O'Keefe
Walter Abel
Theme music composerDave Cahn
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes42
Executive producer(s)Alfred Hitchcock
Producer(s)Joan Harrison
Editor(s)Edward W. Williams
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Shamley Productions
Revue Studios
DistributorMCA TV
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 30, 1957 (1957-09-30) 
July 21, 1958 (1958-07-21)


The program was originally hosted by actor Dennis O'Keefe. In network repeats in 1959, Walter Abel became the host. The one-hour-long program, like others offered by Hitchcock, was designed to play on peoples fears and suspicions. The first episode 'Four O'Clock', broadcast on 30 September 1957 and starring E. G. Marshall, was directed by Hitchcock himself.

Actors who appeared in this series include Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, Eli Wallach, Roddy McDowall, Cathleen Nesbitt, James Daly, E. G. Marshall, Ross Martin, Harry Dean Stanton, Edmond O'Brien and Joanne Linville.


  • Filmed Episodes for most of which prints (of varying quality) exist and are available commercially on DVD
  • Live or Possibly Live Episodes

See also

List of Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes


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