The Man Who Knew Too Little 

A man wakes up in a hotel room, with amnesia, and the only people that seem even remotely familiar to him are the hotel receptionist, a girl he spent the night with and a businessman that's staying in the hotel.


Ray Austin


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Episode credited cast:
Lewis Collins ... Bill Stewart
Cynthia Belliveau ... Cassie Wilson
Richard Sali Richard Sali ... Kovacs
Don Fenton Don Fenton ... Hamilton
Chuck Shamata ... Philip Bellamy
Frank Adamson ... Bartender
Tommy Earlls Tommy Earlls ... Bellhop
Kimball Fox Kimball Fox ... Driver
Jackie May Jackie May ... Maid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host (archive footage)


Bill Stewart wakes up in a nice hotel room with no memory of who he is or what he's doing there. Through interviews with the hotel staff and split second flashbacks, he manages to piece together that he's probably there because of a business conference organized by the head of a chemical company. During his hotel investigation into his identity, he finds an ally in Cassie Wilson, a girl he seems to have spent the previous night with. However, things escalate when she gets abducted in front of the hotel in broad daylight and Bill finds an intruder in his hotel room, who immediately tries to kill him. The episode seems to have been a pilot for a show loosely based on Hitchcock's film of the same name.

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8 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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Alfred Hitchcock - Host: Good evening. Thank you for being so prompt. I detest being kept waiting. I thought you might be interested in this collection of gift selections. They range from conventional to rare. Here is the ever-popular revolver. It is an excellent means of establishing credit in a strange city. It is equally useful in the removal of unwanted or unsightly persons. Here is a jar of poison mushrooms for those smart alecks who know toadstools when they see them.
[Holds up tomahawk]
Alfred Hitchcock - Host: Here we have a weapon that...
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