Alfred Hitchcock filmography

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A black and white publicity photograph of Hitchcock
Studio publicity photo of Hitchcock in 1955

Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980)[1] was an English filmmaker and director. Popularly known as the "Master of Suspense" for his use of innovative film techniques in thrillers,[1][2] Hitchcock started his career in the British film industry as a title designer and art director for a number of silent films during the early 1920s, most of which are now lost.[3] His directorial debut was the 1925 release The Pleasure Garden.[4] Hitchcock followed this with The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, his first commercial and critical success.[5] It featured many of the thematic elements his films would be known for such as an innocent man on the run.[6] It also featured the first of his famous cameo appearances.[7] Two years later he directed Blackmail (1929) which was his first sound film.[8] In 1935 Hitchcock directed The 39 Steps. Three years later he directed The Lady Vanishes, starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.

Hitchcock's British films – and many of his early American ones – are often mistakenly believed to be in the public domain. In fact, all of his films are under copyright in the US and UK.[9][10] Nonetheless, bootlegs of his work continue to be widely disseminated.[11]

In 1940, Hitchcock transitioned to Hollywood productions, the first of which was the psychological thriller Rebecca starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. He received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director, and the film won Best Picture.[12] Hitchcock worked with Fontaine again the following year on the film Suspicion which also starred Cary Grant. In 1943, Hitchcock directed another psychological thriller Shadow of a Doubt which starred Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Three years later he reunited with Grant on Notorious which also starred Ingrid Bergman. The film included a three-minute intermittent kissing scene between the leads shot specifically to skirt the Motion Picture Production Code which at the time limited such scenes to three seconds.[13] In 1948, Hitchcock directed Rope which starred James Stewart. The film was his first in Technicolor and is remembered for its use of long takes to make the film appear to be a single continuous shot.[14] Three years later he directed Strangers on a Train (1951).

Hitchcock collaborated with Grace Kelly on three films: Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954) and To Catch a Thief (1955). For Rear Window, Hitchcock received a nomination for Best Director at the Academy Awards.[15] 1955 marked his debut on television as the host of the anthology television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents which he also produced.[2] In 1958, Hitchcock directed the psychological thriller Vertigo starring Stewart and Kim Novak. The film topped the 2012 poll of the British film magazine Sight & Sound of the 50 Greatest Films of All Time and also topped the American Film Institute's Top Ten in the mystery genre.[16][17] He followed this with the spy thriller North by Northwest (1959) which starred Grant and Eva Marie Saint. In 1960, he directed Psycho, the biggest commercial success of his career and for which he received his fifth nomination for Best Director at the Academy Awards.[18][19] Three years later he directed horror film The Birds starring Tippi Hedren. The following year he reunited with Hedren on the film Marnie which also starred Sean Connery.

In recognition of his career, Hitchcock garnered the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship Award,[20] the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award,[21] the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award,[22] the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.[23][24] He received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to acknowledge his film and television achievements.[25] In 1980, Hitchcock received a knighthood.[26]

Film[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Producer Writer
Number 13 1922 Yes Lost film;
Unfinished
[5]
Woman to Woman 1923 Yes Also assistant director and art director;
Lost film
[5]
The White Shadow Yes US title: White Shadows;
Also assistant director and art director;
Partially lost film
[5]
The Passionate Adventure 1924 Yes Also assistant director and art director [5]
The Blackguard 1925 Yes German title: Die Prinzessin und der Geiger (The Princess and the Violinist);
Also assistant director and art director
[5]
The Pleasure Garden Yes German title: Irrgarten der Leidenschaft (Maze of Passion) [5]
The Prude's Fall Yes US title: Dangerous Virtue;
Also assistant director and art director;
Partially lost film
[5]
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927 Yes US title: The Case of Jonathan Drew [5]
The Mountain Eagle Yes Lost film;
German title: Der Bergadler
[27]
The Ring Yes Yes [5]
Downhill Yes US title: When Boys Leave Home [5]
The Farmer's Wife 1928 Yes [5]
Easy Virtue Yes [5]
Champagne Yes Yes [5]
The Manxman 1929 Yes [5]
Blackmail Yes Yes Released in both silent and sound versions [5]
Elstree Calling 1930 Yes Director of "sketches, and other interpolated items" [5]
Juno and the Paycock Yes [5]
Murder! Yes Yes [5]
The Skin Game 1931 Yes Yes [5]
Mary Yes German language version of Murder! filmed with German actors [5]
Rich and Strange Yes Yes US title: East of Shanghai [5]
Number Seventeen 1932 Yes Yes [5]
Lord Camber's Ladies Yes [5]
Waltzes from Vienna 1934 Yes US title: Strauss' Great Waltz/ The Strauss Waltz [5]
The Man Who Knew Too Much Yes [5]
The 39 Steps 1935 Yes [28]
Secret Agent 1936 Yes [29]
Sabotage Yes US title: The Woman Alone [5]
Young and Innocent 1937 Yes US title: The Girl Was Young [5]
The Lady Vanishes 1938 Yes [30]
[31]
Jamaica Inn 1939 Yes [32]
Rebecca 1940 Yes [33]
Foreign Correspondent Yes [34]
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1941 Yes [35]
Suspicion Yes [36]
Saboteur 1942 Yes [37]
Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Yes [37]
Lifeboat 1944 Yes [37]
Spellbound 1945 Yes [37]
Notorious 1946 Yes Yes [37]
The Paradine Case 1947 Yes [37]
Rope 1948 Yes Yes First film Hitchcock shot in color; also co-producer [37]
Under Capricorn 1949 Yes Yes Co-producer [37]
Stage Fright 1950 Yes Yes [37]
Strangers on a Train 1951 Yes Yes [37]
I Confess 1953 Yes Yes [37]
Dial M for Murder 1954 Yes Yes Filmed in 3D [37]
[38]
Rear Window Yes Yes [37]
To Catch a Thief 1955 Yes Yes [37]
The Trouble with Harry Yes Yes [37]
The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 Yes Yes [37]
[39]
The Wrong Man Yes Yes [37]
[40]
Vertigo 1958 Yes Yes [41]
North by Northwest 1959 Yes Yes [42]
Psycho 1960 Yes Yes Last black-and-white movie directed by Hitchcock [37]
The Birds 1963 Yes Yes [37]
Marnie 1964 Yes Yes [37]
Torn Curtain 1966 Yes Yes [37]
Topaz 1969 Yes Yes [37]
Frenzy 1972 Yes Yes [37]
Family Plot 1976 Yes Yes Last film directed by Hitchcock [37]

Short films[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Producer Writer
Always Tell Your Wife 1923 uncredited Co-director and production manager;
Partially lost film
[5]
[43]
An Elastic Affair 1930 Yes Lost film [5]
The Fighting Generation 1944 Yes United States propaganda short [44]
Bon Voyage 1993 Yes French language propaganda short;
Filmed in 1944
[45]
[46]
Aventure Malgache Yes French language propaganda short;
Filmed in 1944
[45]

Television[edit]

Title Year(s) Role Network Notes Ref(s)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955–1962 Host CBS
NBC
17 episodes (director) [5]
Suspicion 1957 NBC Episode: "Four O'Clock" (director, and producer) [5]
Startime 1960 NBC Episode: "Incident at a Corner" (director, and producer)
Only television show directed by Hitchcock in colour
[5][47]
Alcoa Premiere 1962 ABC Episode: "The Jail" (executive producer) [48]
[49]
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962–1965 Host CBS
NBC
1 episode (director) [5]

Additional credits[edit]

Title Year Notes Ref(s)
The Great Day 1920 Title designer;
Short film;
Lost film
[5]
The Call of Youth 1921 Title designer;
Short film;
Lost film
[5]
Appearances Title designer;
Lost film
[5]
The Mystery Road Title designer;
Lost film
[5]
The Princess of New York Title designer;
Lost film
[5]
Dangerous Lies Title designer;
Lost film
[5]
The Bonnie Brier Bush Title designer;
Lost film
[5]
Three Live Ghosts 1922 Art director, and title designer [5]
Love's Boomerang Title designer;
Lost film
[5]
The Spanish Jade Art director, and title designer;
Lost film
[5]
The Man from Home Art director, and title designer [5]
Tell Your Children Art director, and title designer;
Lost film
[5]
German Concentration Camps
Factual Survey
2014 Treatment advisor;
Documentary;
Filmed in 1945
[50]
[51]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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