Christmas 'Hitch on the Hump' Shorts: Santa and the 10th Avenue Kid (1955)
First things first, this will the be first Hitch on the Hump post about something that the Master of Suspense was not directly involved in making. Last week, I talked a little about the Christmas episode of his eponymous television show that Hitch directed. This one he did not, but this strange teleplay by Marion Cockrell comes across today like a prehistoric version of Bad Santa. Cockrell penned eleven episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents along with a handful of the Adam West Batman series, and here she was paired with journeyman TV director Don Weis. So you might wonder where Hitch is this week, well I think Alma has him helping with preparations for Christmas Dinner. Next week Hitch on the Hump will return full length and fully Hitch, but until then enjoy this episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.