Thursday, November 8 – 7:30 PM
To celebrate his 98th birthday, actor Norman Lloyd stops by the Egyptian Theatre for a selection of eerie classic episodes from “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Lloyd was brought to Hollywood to play a supporting part in Hitchcock's SABOTEUR (1942). The director later used Lloyd in SPELLBOUND (1945) and other films, and made him an associate producer on the successful, long-running TV show. Episodes included in the program:
Free Screening! “The Jar” (1964, 48 min). Norman Lloyd directs this episode about a jar containing a mysterious mass of… something. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury.
“Man From the South” (1960, 26 min). Norman Lloyd directs this macabre episode set in a Las Vegas casino, starring an unbeatable duo of Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre. Based on a story by Roald Dahl.
“The Little Man Who Was There” (1960, 25 min). Evangelical locals think the Little Man (Norman Lloyd) might be the Devil incarnate.
“Incident in a Small Jail” (1961, 25 min). Norman Lloyd directs this bone-chilling episode following a suspected serial killer and a salesman stuck in the same house - with a lynch mob waiting outside.
“Maria” (1961, 25 min). Norman Lloyd stars as Leo Thorby, a fellow who mistakenly thinks he buys a chimp, when in fact his purchase is a woman, Maria, in a monkey costume. Things get iffy when Maria seems to be out to ruin Leo’s marriage.
Discussion after the third episode with Norman Lloyd. Special thanks to NBC Universal. This screening is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on October 31, 2012