Radio: The Fat Silhouette

Director Alfred Hitchcock, 56, has made some fine movies (The Lady Vanishes, Rear Window) and has managed to appear—fat and fleetingly—in at least one scene of nearly all of them. It remained for television to show that he is almost as good an actor as he is a director. On Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Sun. 9:30 p.m.. CBS), he is first seen in rumpled silhouette and then in full face as he gives a brief, usually acid outline of the night's mystery.

But what most viewers wait for is Hitchcock's deadpan, devastating comments on the...

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