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Alfred Hitchcock

Mostly Credited As: Alfred Hitchcock
Birth Name: Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
Date Of Birth: August 13, 1899 (Age 80)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Leytonstone, London, England
Date Of Death: April 29, 1980
Cause Of Death: renal failure
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Alfred Hitchcock


Family:
Father: William Hitchcock
Mother: Emma Hitchcock
Spouse: Alma Lucy Reville
Daughter: Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell

Education:
1908 - St Ignatius College London, England.

Alfred Hitchcock was the son William Hitchcock and his wife Emma. His interest in films began when he started work as an estimator for the Henley Telegraph and Cable Company. During that time, he frequently went to the cinema and read US trade journals.

Alfred Hitchcock was a brilliant technician who deftly blended sex, suspense and humor. He began his film making career in 1919 illustrating title cards for silent films at Paramount's Famous Players-Lasky studio in London. It was there, that he learned about scripting, editing and art direction, and rose to assistant director in 1922. In 1923, he directed his first movie when the director of Always Tell Your Wife (1923) fell ill. Impressed by his work, the studio chiefs gave him his first directing assignment on Number 13 or Mrs. Peabody (1922), however, but that film could not be finished because the studio closed its British operation. Then he was hired by Michael Balcon to work as an assistant director for the company later to be known as Gainsborough Pictures. After directing a few films for the company, he was given the chance to direct a British/German co-production called [color]The Pleasure Garden[/color] (1925). And thus, his director's career finally began. His breakthrough film was The Lodger (1927), it was a prototypical example of the classic Hitchcock's plot.

His career spanned over 6 decades, from the silent era to the color era. He become the most widely known and influential director in his generation and his works still have a great influence over directors, producers and actors in this generation.

~Alfred Hitchcock's Quotes~

Filmography - Director
Filmography - Producer
Filmography - Actor
Filmography - Others
Awards



 
Filmography - Director:
    Silent films
  1. 1922 ~ No. 13 (Unfinished, also known as Mrs. Peabody)
  2. 1923 ~ Always Tell Your Wife (Uncredited)
  3. 1925 ~ The Pleasure Garden
  4. 1926 ~ The Mountain Eagle
  5. 1927 ~ The Lodger
  6. 1927 ~ Downhill
  7. 1927 ~ Downhill
  8. 1928 ~ Champagne
  9. 1928 ~ The Ring (an original story by Hitchcock)
  10. 1928 ~ Easy Virtue(based on a Noel Coward play)
  11. 1928 ~ The Farmer's Wife
  12. 1929 ~ The Manxman

    Sound films
  13. 1929 ~ Blackmail (the first British talkie)
  14. 1930 ~ An Elastic Affair
  15. 1930 ~ Juno and the Paycock
  16. 1930 ~ Murder!
  17. 1930 ~ Elstree Calling (made jointly with Adrian Brunel, Andre Charlot, Jack Hulbert and Paul Murray)
  18. 1931 ~ The Skin Game
  19. 1931 ~ Mary
  20. 1932 ~ Number Seventeen
  21. 1932 ~ Rich and Strange
  22. 1933 ~ Waltzes from Vienna
  23. 1934 ~ The Man Who Knew Too Much
  24. 1935 ~ The 39 Steps (with Robert Donat)
  25. 1936 ~ Secret Agent (loosely based on Somerset Maugham's "Ashenden" stories)
  26. 1936 ~ Sabotage (adapted from Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent)
  27. 1937 ~ Young and Innocent
  28. 1938 ~ The Lady Vanishes (with Michael Redgrave)
  29. 1939 ~ Jamaica Inn
  30. 1940 ~ Foreign Correspondent
  31. 1940 ~ The House Across the Bay (uncredited)
  32. 1940 ~ Rebecca (his only film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture)
  33. 1941 ~ Mr. & Mrs. Smith (written by Norman Krasna)
  34. 1941 ~ Suspicion
  35. 1942 ~ Saboteur (often seen as a dry run for North by Northwest)
  36. 1943 ~ Shadow of a Doubt
  37. 1944 ~ Lifeboat (Tallulah Bankhead's most famous film role)
  38. 1944 ~ Aventure Malgache (a French language short made for the British Ministry of Information)
  39. 1944 ~ Bon Voyage (another French language propaganda short)
  40. 1945 ~ Spellbound (includes dream sequences designed by Salvador Dali)
  41. 1945 ~ Watchtower Over Tomorrow (uncredited)
  42. 1946 ~ Notorious
  43. 1947 ~ The Paradine Case
  44. 1948 ~ Rope
  45. 1949 ~ Under Capricorn
  46. 1950 ~ Stage Fright (his first film in Britain since 1939)
  47. 1951 ~ Strangers on a Train
  48. 1953 ~ I Confess
  49. 1954 ~ Rear Window
  50. 1954 ~ Dial M for Murder
  51. 1955 ~ To Catch a Thief
  52. 1955 ~ The Trouble with Harry
  53. 1956 ~ The Man Who Knew Too Much (remake of his 1934 film)
  54. 1956 ~ The Wrong Man
  55. 1958 ~ Vertigo
  56. 1959 ~ North by Northwest
  57. 1960 ~ Psycho
  58. 1963 ~ The Birds
  59. 1964 ~ Marnie
  60. 1966 ~ Torn Curtain
  61. 1969 ~ Topaz
  62. 1972 ~ Frenzy
  63. 1976 ~ Family Plot
  64. 1980 ~ The Short Night



 
Filmography - Producer:
  1. 1922 ~ Number 13 (uncredited)
  2. 1932 ~ Lord Camber's Ladies
  3. 1941 ~ Suspicion (uncredited)
  4. 1946 ~ Notorious (uncredited)
  5. 1948 ~ Rope (uncredited)
  6. 1949 ~ Under Capricorn (uncredited)
  7. 1950 ~ Stage Fright (uncredited)
  8. 1951 ~ Strangers on a Train (uncredited)
  9. 1953 ~ I Confess (uncredited)
  10. 1954 ~ Dial M for Murder (uncredited)
  11. 1954 ~ Rear Window (uncredited)
  12. 1955 ~ To Catch a Thief (uncredited)
  13. 1955 ~ The Trouble with Harry (uncredited)
  14. 1956 ~ The Man Who Knew Too Much (uncredited)
  15. 1956 ~ The Wrong Man (uncredited)
  16. 1958 ~ Vertigo (uncredited)
  17. 1959 ~ North by Northwest (uncredited)
  18. 1960 ~ Psycho (uncredited)
  19. 1963 ~ The Birds (uncredited)
  20. 1964 ~ Marnie (uncredited)
  21. 1966 ~ Torn Curtain (uncredited)
  22. 1969 ~ Topaz (uncredited)
  23. 1972 ~ Frenzy (uncredited)
  24. 1976 ~ Family Plot (uncredited)



 
Filmography - Actor: (Alfred Hitchcock's Cameo Film Appearances)
  1. 1927 ~ The Lodger
    Character played: Extra in newspaper office (uncredited)
  2. 1928 ~ Easy Virtue
    Character played: Man with stick near tennis court (uncredited)
  3. 1929 ~ Blackmail
    Character played: Man on subway (uncredited)
  4. 1930 ~ Murder!
    Character played: Man on Street (uncredited)
  5. 1935 ~ The 39 Steps
    Character played: Littering man near music hall (uncredited)
  6. 1937 ~ Young and Innocent
    Character played: Clumsy Photographer (uncredited)
  7. 1938 ~ The Lady Vanishes
    Character played: Man in London railway station (uncredited)
  8. 1940 ~ Foreign Correspondent
    Character played: Man with newspaper (uncredited)
  9. 1940 ~ Rebecca
    Character played: Man Outside Phone (uncredited)
  10. 1941 ~ Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Character played: Man passing David Smith on Street (uncredited)
  11. 1941 ~ Suspicion
    Character played: Man mailing letter (uncredited)
  12. 1942 ~ Saboteur
    Character played: Deaf Man Outside (uncredited)
  13. 1943 ~ Shadow of a Doubt
    Character played: Man on train playing cards (uncredited)
  14. 1944 ~ Lifeboat
    Character played: Man in "Before and After" Ad (uncredited)
  15. 1945 ~ Spellbound
    Character played: Man Carrying Violin (uncredited)
  16. 1946 ~ Notorious
    Character played: Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited)
  17. 1947 ~ The Paradine Case
    Character played: Man Carrying a Cello (uncredited)
  18. 1948 ~ Rope
    Character played: Man walking in street after opening credits (uncredited)
  19. 1949 ~ Under Capricorn
    Character played: Man at Governor's reception (uncredited)
  20. 1950 ~ Stage Fright
    Character played: Passerby on Street as Wyman Talks to Herself (uncredited)
  21. 1951 ~ Strangers on a Train
    Character played: Man Boarding Train with Bass Fiddle (uncredited)
  22. 1953 ~ I Confess
    Character played: Man crossing the top of long staircase (uncredited)
  23. 1954 ~ Dial M for Murder
    Character played: Man in Club Photo (uncredited)
  24. 1954 ~ Rear Window
    Character played: Composer's Butler (uncredited)
  25. 1955 ~ To Catch a Thief
    Character played: Man Seated on Bus (uncredited)
  26. 1955 ~ The Trouble with Harry
    Character played: Man walking past Sam's outdoor exhibition (uncredited)
  27. 1956 ~ The Man Who Knew Too Much
    Character played: Man in Morocco marketplace (uncredited)
  28. 1956 ~ The Wrong Man
    Character played: Prologue narrator (uncredited)
  29. 1958 ~ Vertigo
    Character played: Man walking past Elster's office (uncredited)
  30. 1959 ~ North by Northwest
    Character played: Man Who Misses Bus (uncredited)
  31. 1960 ~ Psycho
    Character played: Man in Cowboy Hat Outside (uncredited)
  32. 1963 ~ The Birds
    Character played: Man Outside Pet Shop with Poodles (uncredited)
  33. 1964 ~ Marnie
    Character played: Man leaving office (uncredited)
  34. 1966 ~ Torn Curtain
    Character played: Man with Baby in Hotel (uncredited)
  35. 1969 ~ Topaz
    Character played: Man in Wheelchair (uncredited)
  36. 1972 ~ Frenzy
    Character played: Spectator at opening rally (uncredited)
  37. 1976 ~ Family Plot
    Character played: Silhouette behind glass door (uncredited)



 
Filmography - Others:
  1. 1923 ~ Woman to Woman
    Credits: Art Director, Assistant Director, Screenwriter
  2. 1923 ~ The White Shadow
    Credits: Art director, Assistant Director, Editor, Screenwriter
  3. 1924 ~ The Prude's Fall
    Credits: Art director, Assistant Director, Editor, Screenwriter
  4. 1924 ~ The Passionate Adventure
    Credits: Art director, Assistant director, Screenwriter
  5. 1925 ~ Prinzessin und der Geiger, Die
    Credits: Art director, Assistant Director, Screenwriter
  6. 1927 ~ The Lodger
    Credits: Screenwriter (uncredited)
  7. 1927 ~ The Ring
    Credits: Screenwriter
  8. 1928 ~ Champagne
    Credits: Screenwriter
  9. 1928 ~ The Farmer's Wife
    Credits: Screenwriter (uncredited)
  10. 1929 ~ Blackmail
    Credits: Screenwriter (adaptation)
  11. 1930 ~ Juno and the Paycock
    Credits: Screenwriter (adaptation)
  12. 1930 ~ Murder!
    Credits: Screenwriter (adaptation)
  13. 1931 ~ The Skin Game
    Credits: Screenwriter (adaptation)
  14. 1931 ~ Rich and Strange
    Credits: Screenwriter (adaptation)
  15. 1932 ~ Number Seventeen
    Credits: Screenwriter
  16. 1940 ~ Men of the Lightship
    Credits: Editor (uncredited)
  17. 1941 ~ Target for Tonight
    Credits: Editor (uncredited)
  18. 1942 ~ Saboteur
    Credits: Screenwriter (story, uncredited)
  19. 1943 ~ Forever and a Day
    Credits: Screenwriter (uncredited)
  20. 1946 ~ Notorious
    Credits: Screenplay Contributor (uncredited)
  21. 1993 ~ Lifepod [TV]
    Credits: Screenwriter (short story)
  22. 2005 ~ Don't Give Me the Finger
    Credits: Writer (play)



 
AWARDS

  • New York Film Critics Circle 1938
    Best Direction: Won
    The Lady Vanishes
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1938
    Best Film: Nominated
    The Lady Vanishes
  • Academy 1940
    Best Director: Nominated
    Rebecca
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1941
    Best Direction: Nominated
    Suspicion
  • Academy 1944
    Best Director: Nominated
    Lifeboat
  • Academy 1945
    Best Director: Nominated
    Spellbound
  • Cannes Film Festival 1946
    Competing Film: Nominated
    Notorious
  • Venice Film Festival 1947
    Competing Film: Nominated
    Spellbound
  • Venice International Film Festival 1947
    Competing Film: Nominated
    Spellbound
  • Directors Guild of America 1951
    Best Director: Nominated
    Strangers on a Train
  • Cannes Film Festival 1953
    Competing Film: Nominated
    I Confess
  • Academy 1954
    Best Director: Nominated
    Rear Window
  • British Academy Awards 1954
    Best British Film: Nominated
    Rear Window
  • Directors Guild of America 1954
    Best Director: Nominated
    Dial M for Murder
  • Directors Guild of America 1954
    Best Director: Nominated
    Rear Window
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1954
    Best Direction: Nominated
    Rear Window
  • Venice Film Festival 1954
    Competing Film: Nominated
    Rear Window
  • Venice International Film Festival 1954
    Competing Film: Nominated
    Rear Window
  • Venice Film Festival 1955
    Competing Film: Nominated
    To Catch a Thief
  • Venice International Film Festival 1955
    Competing Film: Nominated
    To Catch a Thief
  • Cannes Film Festival 1956
    Competing Film: Nominated
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Directors Guild of America 1956
    Best Director: Nominated
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Directors Guild of America 1956
    Best Director: Nominated
    The Trouble with Harry
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1956
    Best Direction: Nominated
    The Wrong Man
  • Golden Globe 1957
    Television Achievement: Won
  • Directors Guild of America 1958
    Best Director: Nominated
    Vertigo
  • Directors Guild of America 1959
    Best Director: Nominated
    North by Northwest
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1959
    Best Direction: Nominated
    North by Northwest
  • Academy 1960
    Best Director: Nominated
    Psycho
  • Directors Guild of America 1960
    Best Director: Nominated
    Psycho
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1960
    Best Film: Nominated
    Psycho
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1963
    Best Film: Nominated
    The Birds
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1963
    Best Direction: Nominated
    The Birds
  • Academy 1967
    Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: Won
  • Directors Guild of America D W Griffith Award 1968
  • National Board of Review 1969
    Best Director: Won
    Topaz
  • Golden Globe 1971
    Cecil B. DeMille Award: Won
  • Golden Globe 1972
    Best Director: Nominated
    Frenzy
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1972
    Best Film: Nominated
    Frenzy
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1972
    Best Direction: Nominated
    Frenzy
  • Cecil B DeMille Award 1972
  • New York Film Critics Circle 1976
    Best Direction: Nominated
    Family Plot
  • American Film Institute 1979
    Lifetime Achievement Award: Won

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) (1985)As: Host
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)As: Host
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955)As: Host
Episode Cast Credits 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 46th Annual Academy Awards 22x01: (Apr/02/1974) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 40th Annual Academy Awards 16x01: (Apr/10/1968) As Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award 

The Men Who Made the Movies (1973) 
  Alfred Hitchcock 01x02: (1973) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 15th Annual Golden Globe Awards 15x01: (Feb/22/1958) As Winner: Television Achievement 

What's My Line? (US) (1950) 
  EPISODE #224 06x02: (Sep/12/1954) As Mystery Guest #2 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Alcoa Premiere (1961)• Executive Producer
Suspicion (1957)• Executive Producer
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)• Producer
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
I Saw the Whole Thing 01x04 Oct/11/1962 As: Director
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) (Credited in 17 episodes from this show) 
 
Show all 17 episode crew credits
Bang! You're Dead 07x02 Oct/17/1961 As: Director
The Horseplayer 06x22 Mar/14/1961 As: Director
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat 06x01 Sep/27/1960 As: Director
The Crystal Trench 05x02 Oct/04/1959 As: Director
Arthur 05x01 Sep/27/1959 As: Director
Suspicion (1957) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Four O'Clock 01x01 Sep/30/1957 As: Director
Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre (1950) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
A Case of Identity 05x20 Jan/11/1954 As: Director
Trivia

His height was 5' 7" (1.70 m).

He was born only one day before his wife, Alma Reville.

He has a daughter, Patricia Hitchcock with his wife, Alma Reville.

He couldn't stand to even look at his wife, Alma Reville, while she was pregnant.

His daughter, Patricia Hitchcock is an actress.

His daughter, Patricia Hitchcock, acted in a few of his films; Stage Fight (1950), Strangers On A Train (1951) and Psycho (1960).

His favorite movie was Der Müde Tod (1921) by Fritz Lang.

He thought of Luis Bunuel as the best director.

He has a cameo in most of his films.

He often used the "wrong man" or "mistaken identity" theme in his movies.

More Trivia
Alfred Hitchcock Quotes
A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theater admission and the babysitter were worth it.

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.

Actors are cattle.

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.

Dialog should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.

Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.

Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.

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