Star Archive

Sir Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

This month (August 1999) there is only one candidate for star of the month: Alfred Hitchcock. He was born one hundred years ago this month (on the 13th).

There's not a lot I can add to the huge pile of writing about the man and his films. He's Britain's most celebrated film maker - someone who obtained popular as well as artistic acclaim. He mastered silent film and, when sound arrived, immediately mastered that medium with Britain's first talkie Blackmail. He was one of the few British film makers whose films were exportable, and inevitably he ended up in Hollywood, which he soon conquered. He even became a master of television.

His American films are more celebrated than his English ones, but the English ones have a charm that the slicker Hollywood product lacks.  Minor gems like Rich and Strange or Young and Innocent are overshadowed by films with more star power, but are rewarding both in themselves and as examples of his little obsessions.

Still from BlackmailStill from The Skin GamePhoto on the set of Rich and StrangeStill from The 39 StepsPoster of The 39 StepsPoster for The 39 StepsStill from The Lady VanishesStill from The Lady VanishesPoster of The Lady VanishesPhoto from the set of The Lady VanishesPoster for Jamaica InnPoster for Under CapricornPoster of Stage Fright


1925 The Pleasure Garden
1925 The Mountain Eagle
1926 The Lodger
1927 Downhill
1927 Easy Virtue
1927 The Ring
1928 The Farmer's Wife
1928 Champagne
1929 The Manxman
1929 Blackmail
1930 Elstree Calling
1930 Juno and the Paycock
1930 Murder
1931 The Skin Game
1931 Rich and Strange
1932 Number Seventeen
1933 Waltzes from Vienna
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much
1935 The Thirty-Nine Steps
1936 Secret Agent
1937 Sabotage
1937 Young and Innocent
1938 The Lady Vanishes
1939 Jamaica Inn
1940 Rebecca (U.S.)
1940 Foreign Correspondent (U.S.)
1941 Mr and Mrs Smith (U.S.)
1941 Suspicion (U.S.)
1942 Saboteur (U.S.)
1943 Shadow of a Doubt (U.S.)
1943 Lifeboat (U.S.)
1945 Spellbound (U.S.)
1946 Notorious (U.S.)
1947 The Paradine Case (U.S.)
1948 Rope (U.S.)
1949 Under Capricorn
1950 Stage Fright
1951 Strangers on a Train (U.S.)
1953 I Confess (U.S.)
1954 Dial M For Murder (U.S.)
1954 Rear Window (U.S.)
1955 To Catch a Thief (U.S.)
1955 The Trouble With Harry (U.S.)
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much (U.S.)
1957 The Wrong Man (U.S.)
1958 Vertigo (U.S.)
1959 North by Northwest (U.S.)
1960 Psycho (U.S.)
1963 The Birds (U.S.)
1964 Marnie (U.S.)
1966 Topaz (U.S.)
1972 Frenzy
1976 Family Plot (U.S.)

 Alfred Hitchcock at Amazon UK

 Alfred Hitchcock at Amazon US