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Jeep in the 1963 Episode “I’ll Be Judge — I’ll Be Jury”

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Blaine share this brief look at the February 13th, 1963, episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, where in the first 30 seconds of the show, a jeep almost runs over one of the main characters. The jeep has an odd windshield; it looks a little wider than normal.

Here’s the full episode: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7anysc

This clip was taken at the 1:58 mark.

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The jeep briefly, and only partially, appears again at the 31:46 mark.

 

4 Comments on “Jeep in the 1963 Episode “I’ll Be Judge — I’ll Be Jury”

  1. colin peabody

    The Jeep is probably a hardtop model with the top removed but the wider windshield frame still attached to the cowl.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    That could be Colin … the size of it just looks a little odd to me.

  3. Mike

    What I think we are seeing here with the wider windshield FRAME, ( I don’t think there’s any glass in it) is a fabricated windshield frame for the sake of filming. Glass was removed for the following reasons, sun glare on the glass, and to have a clear view of the driver. Depending on camera angle, the stock frame would have interfered with a full frontal view of the driver. (Note the camera seems to positioned slightly to the RIGHT, Passenger side of the driver. Another consideration, a shadow from a narrower stock windshield frame would reflect on the driver and ruin the shot if sun conditions were not right. I could could go on & on, but enough film tech stuff for now.

  4. David Eilers Post author

    Mike,

    That makes a ton of sense. They could have even raised the windshield so that it framed the driver’s face better.

    – Dave

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