Alfred Hitchcock filmography

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The filmography of Alfred Hitchcock encompasses the earliest silent films on which he worked as a title designer through to his final completed directorial effort, which was in 1976. Hitchcock started his illustrious career in his native Britain, and after achieving success there, he moved to Hollywood, where he made many of his most famous and popular pictures. In 1972, Hitchcock returned to Britain to make Frenzy.

Some of his work has been compiled into collections, such as the DVD and Blu-ray set The Masterpiece Collection. In 2013, the nine surviving silent Hitchcock films were added to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register.[1]

In the following lists, "American films" means films that were created primarily in the US; "British films" means they were created primarily in the UK. These labels do not necessarily indicate where the action in the film takes place. For example: Waltzes from Vienna is set in Vienna, but made in England; Rebecca is set in Britain, although entirely filmed in the US; much of Notorious takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and contains some genuine footage of the area, but was primarily shot in the US; The Paradine Case is set in Britain and contains genuine footage of the Lake District, but was primarily filmed in the US; Under Capricorn is set in Australia but entirely shot in the US.

Filmography[edit]

Cinema[edit]

As title designer[edit]

In these early films, Hitchcock was usually credited with the role of title designer for the Famous Players-Lasky British Producers. All are now lost films, and all works are in public domain.

Year Title
1921 The Call of Youth
1921 The Great Day
1921 Appearances
1921 The Mystery Road
1921 The Princess of New York
1921 Dangerous Lies
1921 The Bonnie Brier Bush
1922 Love's Boomerang

As art director[edit]

Year Title Production company Notes
1922 Three Live Ghosts Famous Players-Lasky British Producers
1922 Tell Your Children Famous Players-Lasky British Producers
1922 The Spanish Jade Famous Players-Lasky British Producers
1922 The Man from Home Famous Players-Lasky British Producers
1923 Woman to Woman Balcon, Freedman & Saville Also assistant director and screenplay co-writer
1923 The White Shadow Balcon, Freedman & Saville Aka White Shadows in U.S.; also assistant director, editor and screenplay writer
1924 The Prude's Fall Balcon, Freedman & Saville Aka Dangerous Virtue in U.S., also assistant director and screenplay co-writer
1924 The Passionate Adventure Gainsborough Pictures Also as assistant director
1925 The Blackguard Studio Babelsberg German title: Die Prinzessin und der Geiger; also assistant director and screenplay writer

As director[edit]

British films[edit]
Silent era lost films
Year Title Production company Notes
1922 No. 13 Wardour & F. Unfinished lost film
1926 The Mountain Eagle Lost film
Silent era
Year Title Production company Notes
1925 The Pleasure Garden Gainsborough Pictures/ Münchner Lichtspielkunst AG (Emelka)
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Gainsborough Pictures/ Carlyle Blackwell Productions
1927 The Ring British International Pictures Credited as screenplay writer
1927 Downhill Gainsborough Pictures
1928 The Farmer's Wife British International Pictures
1928 Easy Virtue
1928 Champagne British International Pictures Also credited as screenplay co-writer
1929 The Manxman
Sound era
Year Title Production company Notes
1929 Blackmail First British talkie; also credited as screenplay co-writer
1929 Juno and the Paycock Hitchcock and Alma Reville also credited as screenplay writers
1930 Murder! Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
1931 The Skin Game Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
1931 Rich and Strange Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
1932 Number Seventeen Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
The last on-screen credit for writing that he would receive
1933 Waltzes from Vienna Gaumont British Picture Corporation French title: Le Chant du Danube
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much
1935 The 39 Steps
1936 Secret Agent
1936 Sabotage
1937 Young and Innocent
1938 The Lady Vanishes
1939 Jamaica Inn Mayflower Pictures Corporation
1950 Stage Fright Warner Bros. Pictures
1972 Frenzy Universal Pictures Hitchcock's first in the UK for 22 years
American films[edit]
Year Title Production company Notes
1940 Rebecca Selznick International Pictures Won–Academy Award for Best Picture
1940 Foreign Correspondent Walter Wanger Productions
1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith RKO Radio Pictures
1941 Suspicion
1942 Saboteur Universal Pictures/ Frank Lloyd Productions
1943 Shadow of a Doubt Universal Pictures/ Skirball Productions
1944 Lifeboat 20th Century Fox
1945 Spellbound Selznick International Pictures/ Vanguard Films
1946 Notorious RKO Radio Pictures/ Vanguard Films
1947 The Paradine Case Vanguard Films
1948 Rope Warner Bros. Pictures/ Transatlantic Pictures Hitchcock's first Technicolor film.
1949 Under Capricorn Transatlantic Pictures
1951 Strangers on a Train Warner Bros. Pictures Filmed after Stage Fright in Britain (1950)
1953 I Confess Warner Bros. Pictures
1954 Dial M for Murder Warner Bros. Pictures Hitchcock's first widescreen film
1954 Rear Window Paramount Pictures/ Patron
1955 To Catch a Thief Paramount Pictures
1955 The Trouble with Harry Paramount Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much Paramount Pictures/ Filwite Productions A re-make of Hitchcock's 1934 movie of the same name
1956 The Wrong Man Warner Bros. Pictures
1958 Vertigo Paramount Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1959 North by Northwest MGM; Loew's Incorporated
1960 Psycho Shamley Productions
1963 The Birds Universal Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1964 Marnie Universal Pictures/ Geoffrey-Stanley Productions
1966 Torn Curtain Universal Pictures
1969 Topaz
1976 Family Plot

Television[edit]

This is a partial list of television films directed or produced by Hitchcock:

Year Title Series
1955 "Revenge" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955 "Breakdown" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955 "The Case of Mr. Pelham" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1956 "Back for Christmas" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1956 "Wet Saturday" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1956 "Mr. Blanchard's Secret" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1957 "One More Mile to Go" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1957 "Four O'Clock" Suspicion
1957 "The Perfect Crime" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958 "Lamb to the Slaughter" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958 "Dip in the Pool" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958 "Poison" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959 "Banquo's Chair" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959 "Arthur" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959 "The Crystal Trench" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1960 "Incident at a Corner" Ford Startime
1960 "Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1961 "The Horseplayer" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1961 "Bang! You're Dead" Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1962 "I Saw the Whole Thing" The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962 "The Jail" (producer) Alcoa Premiere

DVD and Blu-ray collections[edit]

Many DVD collections have been released by different production companies. Many of these collections are distributed by low budget public domain studios, which have poor image and sound quality compared to DVDs produced by licensed studios. The Universal Editions contain remastered versions of each movie. The Universal Blu-ray collection has received high acclaim from several Blu-ray review sites, including Blu-ray.com,[2] High-Def Digest[3] and DVDBeaver.com.[4]

Films in R1 collections[edit]

Licensed DVD collections available in North America include:

  • The Criterion Collection's Wrong Men and Notorious Women, now out of print
  • Universal Studios's Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection, also available on Blu-ray
  • Warner Bros.' Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection
  • Lions Gate Entertainment's Alfred Hitchcock Box Set
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection, largely duplicates Criterion's set

(Numerous product reviews seem to indicate that the MGM Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection box set contains defective DVDs)[5][6]

Year Title Collection Production company
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection MGM
The Ring Alfred Hitchcock Box Set Lions Gate
1929 The Manxman
1930 Murder!
1931 The Skin Game
1936 Sabotage Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection MGM
1937 Young and Innocent
1940 Rebecca
Foreign Correspondent Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection Warner Bros
1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Suspicion
1942 Saboteur Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection Universal Studios
1943 Shadow of a Doubt
1944 Lifeboat Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection MGM
1945 Spellbound
1946 Notorious
1947 The Paradine Case
1948 Rope Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection Universal Studios
1950 Stage Fright Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection Warner Bros
1951 Strangers on a Train
1953 I Confess
1954 Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection Universal Studios
Dial M for Murder Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection Warner Bros
1955 The Trouble with Harry Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection Universal Studios
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Wrong Man Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection Warner Bros
1958 Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection Universal Studios
1959 North by Northwest Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection Warner Bros
1960 Psycho Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection Universal Studios
1963 The Birds
1964 Marnie
1966 Torn Curtain
1969 Topaz
1972 Frenzy
1976 Family Plot

Films in R2 collections[edit]

Licensed DVD collections available in the United Kingdom include:

  • Network's Hitchcock: The British Years
  • Optimum Releasing's The Early Hitchcock Collection
  • Universal Studios's Alfred Hitchcock Box Set, also available on region-free Blu-ray, retitled as the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection.[7]
  • Warner Bros.' Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection
Year Title Collection Production company
1925 The Pleasure Garden Hitchcock: The British Years Network
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
The Ring The Early Hitchcock Collection Optimum Releasing
Downhill Hitchcock: The British Years Network
1928 Champagne The Early Hitchcock Collection Optimum Releasing
The Farmer's Wife
1929 Blackmail
The Manxman
1930 Murder!
1931 The Skin Game
Rich and Strange
1932 Number Seventeen
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much Hitchcock: The British Years Network
1935 The 39 Steps
1936 Secret Agent
Sabotage
1937 Young and Innocent
1938 The Lady Vanishes
1939 Jamaica Inn
1942 Saboteur Alfred Hitchcock Box Set Universal Studios
1943 Shadow of a Doubt
1948 Rope
1950 Stage Fright Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection Warner Bros
1951 Strangers on a Train
1953 I Confess
1954 Dial M for Murder
Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock Box Set Universal Studios
1955 The Trouble with Harry
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Wrong Man Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection Warner Bros
1958 Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock Box Set Universal Studios
1959 North by Northwest Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection Warner Bros
1960 Psycho Alfred Hitchcock Box Set Universal Studios
1963 The Birds
1964 Marnie
1966 Torn Curtain
1969 Topaz
1972 Frenzy
1976 Family Plot

Films on Blu-ray[edit]

Hitchcock first entered the realm of Blu-ray with the film The 39 Steps, released solely in the UK by Granada Television on October 19, 2009.[8] North by Northwest,[9] Psycho,[10] and several other Hitchcock titles were released subsequently.[11] In 2012, Universal released Blu-ray editions of the Alfred Hitchcock's Masterpiece collection in the US[12] and UK.[13] The US release contained 15 movies and is locked to Region A. The UK release contains 14 movies and is Region Free. The UK release does not contain North by Northwest. The packaging of the US edition and UK edition is identical, but the US version is labeled as a limited edition. In the UK, the limited edition[14] contains a large black collectible 16 page hardback book, art cards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs and more.[15] The US limited edition and UK standard edition box set contains a small book populated with Blu-ray discs. With the exception of Psycho and North by Northwest, the movies in the Masterpiece Collection are not available outside of the box set.

The Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection is similar to Universal's previously mentioned DVD box sets, but with high definition transfers and special bonus content.[16]

Year Title Production Company Country Blu-ray Region Code
1927 The Lodger NETWORK DVD United Kingdom B
1927 Downhill Divisa Spain B
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much The Criterion Collection United States A
1935 The 39 Steps The Criterion Collection United States A
1938 The Lady Vanishes The Criterion Collection United States A
1940 Rebecca MGM United States Region free
1940 Foreign Correspondent The Criterion Collection United States A
1942 Saboteur Universal United States A
1943 Shadow of a Doubt Universal United States A
1944 Lifeboat Masters of Cinema United Kingdom B
1945 Spellbound MGM United States A & B
1946 Notorious MGM United States A & B
1948 Rope Universal United States A
1951 Strangers on a Train Warner Brothers United States A
1953 Dial 'M' For Murder Warner Brothers United States A
1954 Rear Window Universal United States A
1955 The Trouble with Harry Universal United States A
1955 To Catch a Thief Paramount United States A
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much Universal United States A
1958 Vertigo Universal United States A
1959 North by Northwest Universal United States A
1960 Psycho Universal United States A
1963 The Birds Universal United States A
1964 Marnie Universal United States A
1966 Torn Curtain Universal United States A
1972 Frenzy Universal United States A
1976 Family Plot Universal United States A

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