The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Hangover (1962)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This episode reunites the stars of the 1956 comedy film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield -- but there's nothing funny going on here, not even in the surprisingly somber epilogue delivered by host Alfred Hitchcock. Randall is cast as hard-drinking advertising executive Hadley Purvis, who awakens one morning with a monstrous hangover, and no recollection of what happened the night before. All he knows for sure is that his long-suffering wife, Sandra (Dody Heath), is nowhere in sight...and that a strange blonde (Mansfield) is lounging around in his living room. As Purvis painfully tries to piece together the events leading up to this situation, the viewer bears witness to one of the most terrifying descents into alcoholism ever filmed. "Hangover" was adapted by Lou Rambeau from two separate short stories: Hangover, by John D. MacDonald, and Marian, by Charles Runyon.