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After a little boy vanishes in a magic shop, he comes back later with supernatural powers and evil intentions.


Robert Stevens


John Collier (teleplay), James Parish (script) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Self - Host
Leslie Nielsen ... Grainger
Peggy McCay ... Mrs. Grainger
John Megna ... Anthony 'Tony' Grainger
David Opatoshu ... Mr. Dulong
Paul Hartman ... Mr. Adams
William Sargent William Sargent ... Dr. Stone
Ted de Corsia ... Herlie (as Ted deCorsia)
Hugh Sanders ... The 1st Cop
Rolfe Sedan ... The Old Man
Audrey Swanson Audrey Swanson ... Eric's Mother
Robert Reiner Robert Reiner ... The Intern
Brian Corcoran Brian Corcoran ... Eric


Steven Grainger gives his son Tony money for his birthday, and takes the little boy to a remote magic store in town, where Tony can spend his money. The owner, Mr. Dulong, sees a promising future in the youngster, and offers to teach him all he knows about "real" magic. Tony's eyes fill with delight and stepping into a cabinet, he promptly disappears. Dulong then vanishes as well, leaving Mr. Grainger stranded in the streets, searching for his son. Strangely enough, the magic shop has vanished, along with Tony. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

10 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Mr. Grainger is lying in the street a man in a car comes up on him. The first shot is from the inside of the car. You can see what looks like small leaves on the hood and the lower part of the windshield. It may be drops of water since the scene is after a rain shower. However, when the driver exits the car in the next shot, the hood and windshield are both clean and dry. See more »

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The Magic Shop Episode - The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
12 April 2014 | by maximumjoys2See all my reviews

The Magic Shop episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour is one of the creepiest stories I have ever seen. When I first saw it after a long day of working I fell asleep right in the middle and have waited months for it to re-air. Well it did 2 nights ago and I made sure I watched it to the end. I found it to be a very disturbing story & almost regretted watching it to the end. The little boy who was cast is creepy, the magic shop owner is even creepier. I love horror, suspense, thrillers and have pretty much seen them all. This story kept me engaged, and I have been thinking about it since I watched it. If you ever see it ready to air, watch it, you will not be disappointed!

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