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Banquo’s Chair

Synopsis
Television drama by Francis Cockrell based on Rupert Croft-Cook’s original story. In order to get a murderer to confess, a detective hires a famous Shakespearean actress to play the ghost of the dead man, and assembles the suspect and others for a banquet.
Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Transmission details
3 May 1959 (Channel: CBS)
Duration
24 mins

Credits

Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Producer
Alfred Hitchcock; Joan Harrison
Cinematographer
John L. Russell
Writer
Frank Cockrell
Production Design
George Milo
Cast
John Williams (2)Inspector Brent
Kenneth HaighJohn Bedford
Max AdrianStone
Reginald GardinerMajor Cock-Finch

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Mystery

Notes

General
Hitchcock introduces the episode in a dinner suit and safari hat.

Production Company

Name

Shamley Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Email
arsc@ucla.edu
Web
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Phone
(310) 206 5388
Fax
(310) 206 5392
Address
Individual Access
Archive Study and Research Center
46 Powell Library
302 East Melnitz
Los Angeles
CA90095-1323
USA

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