The Frozen Severed Head of Joseph Cotten Written by Daniel Kasman Published on 06 August 2012 Preserved in Alfred Hitchcock's episode Breakdown (1955) from the first season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Responses 9 responses to this post. Join the discussion Bijoux Alexanderplatz 10 months ago I didn’t know Joseph Cotten was in this episode. Been wanting to see it as it apparently inspired one of Stephen King’s more comical (at least as endings go) short stories. oldfilmsflicker 10 months ago you can watch it for free on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/284 Jaspar Lamar Crabb 10 months ago Good one Pierre 10 months ago The visuals are striking, but the episode is just okay. It;s also available on netflix streaming. Daniel Kasman 10 months ago I don’t know about "okay"—it’s an incredibly terrifying and conceptual film. cuervoandres321 9 months ago i like all the images, Very good photography http://www.dailymotion.com/andrescurevo Anthony 9 months ago I feel like a phrenologist now. High Noon 9 months ago Is this the episode where the protagonist, after firing one of his father’s long-time employees, is paralyzed in a auto accident? I couldn’t access the hulu film as it’s not available for Canadians. If so, I may be one of the few people alive who not only saw this episode on television, I ACTUALLY REMEMBER IT! I was 13/14 years old, and the family had recently purchased our first TV. I also remember the opening prior to the first commercial break where the story was set up, preparing for the protagonist’s breakdown at the end. Hitchcock couldn’t get away with this stuff today of course, but times were different. TVs had just entered the public domain and most babysitters still had to work at entertaining their little s**t-heads. Where I grew up the local newspaper was printed weekly and radio was the source for Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy. There was no Dr. Kildare yet and how the hell would I know that they should check the guy’s pulse. None of this mattered. That show, and that episode, were mesmerizing. Proof? It’s been close to 60 years and I still remenber it! Daniel Kasman 9 months ago That’s indeed the episode, High Noon! Amazing memory, thanks for sharing. This must have been terrifying for a 13 year old. Your opinion Please login to add a new comment.