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A Little Sleep 

A bored rich girl goes up to her cabin in the mountains. Before the night is over, she'll wish desperately she had just gone home.


Paul Henreid


Robert C. Dennis (teleplay), Joe Grenzeback (story)




Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Self - Host
Barbara Cook ... Barbie Hallem
Vic Morrow ... Benny Mungo
Jack Mullaney ... Diner Customer
Robert Karnes ... Ed Mungo
John Carlyle John Carlyle ... Chris Kymer
Douglas Kennedy ... Austin
George Chandler ... Partygoer


Barbie Hallem is a bored rich girl, who drinks too much, parties too much and flirts outrageously with any man she meets. And there's no reason to think she stops at flirting, even though she has a boyfriend. But her boyfriend is a drip. He won't punch out a guy when he sees her kissing him. The dullard even tries to take her home when she gets drunk at a party. What she wants to do is go up to the mountains and stay at the cabin her uncle left to her. The boyfriend tries to tag along, but she manages to abandon him at the side of the road. Before the night is over, she'll wish desperately she had just gone home. Written by J. Spurlin

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ultimately disappointing but watchable chiller
18 May 2009 | by didi-5See all my reviews

This episode of 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' is mainly a vehicle for the young Barbara Cook who flirts, teases and pouts her way through the half hour running time. She's a heiress but she's bored with men, bored with money, and so decides to head to the country to a little shack she's inherited - but will she find trouble there?

Tainted a bit by the underlying message that flirty women deserve to find themselves in trouble, this episode is slightly creepy and unpleasant but is watchable enough as it heads towards the rather inevitable conclusion. (By the way, Vic Morrow is billed above the title with Cook but he doesn't appear in this episode that much, although his role is fairly pivotal - it could have been anyone in the part, though).

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16 June 1957 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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