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The Gloating Place 

Susan Harper is an unhappy high schooler who falsely reports an attack in the park in order to get attention and make herself more important than she is. The press get hold of the story and... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Crosland Jr.

Writers:

Robert Bloch (from his story), Robert Bloch (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Susan Harrison ... Susan Harper
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Police Investigator (as Henry Brandt)
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Mrs. Linda Harper
King Calder ... Mr. Harper
Marta Kristen ... Marjorie Stone
Tom Gilleran ... Tom
David Fresco ... Photographer
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... Sgt. Martin
Monika Henreid Monika Henreid ... Eva the Student (as Monica Henreid)
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Susan Harper is an unhappy high schooler who falsely reports an attack in the park in order to get attention and make herself more important than she is. The press get hold of the story and Susan is more than happy to oblige with an ever expanding tale. When the press seem to be losing interest, Susan goes to extraordinary lengths to keep the "park prowler" story alive, with tragic results. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The high school that Susan comes out of in the first scene is Shamley High School, a reference to the production company used for the series. See more »

Connections

Remade as Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Gloating Place (1986) See more »

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Was that Ryan O'Neal??
29 April 2018 | by schmidtkenn11See all my reviews

I loved this episode. Unlike the other reviewer, I thought having Susan underplay everything was not only appropriate, but very creepy. At one point, I even thought the police investigator was the attacker! And was that Ryan O'Neal in the police lineup in an uncredited cameo!? (He would have been either 19 or 20, just about the right age at this time.)


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