Alfred Hitchcock 1899-1980

A young Hitchcock on a British set with Alma Reville to his right

1926: marriage to Alma Reville

His first hit (and his first thriller):
The Lodger, a Story of the London Fog (1927)

Only child Patricia is born in 1928

Patricia Hitchcock much later in Shadow of a Doubt

Blackmail (1929), the first British talkie

The 39 Steps (1935)

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Hitchcock comes to America: Rebecca (1939)

The plane crash from Foreign Correspondent (1940), propaganda even Goebbels could admire

The climax of Saboteur (1942)

Shadow of a Doubt (1943), the first Hitchcock masterpiece

Joseph Cotton as "the Merry Widow murderer" in Shadow of a Doubt

Lifeboat (1944), one of HItch's first "challenge" pictures

At least part of the challenge solved: the cameo in Lifeboat

back with Selznick: Spellbound (1945)

The Salvadore Dali dream sequence in Spellbound

Notorious (1946)

Rope (1948), another challenge picture

Video collection of the ten edits in Rope

The second masterpiece: Strangers on a Train (1950)

The climax on the carousel: Strangers on a Train

Hitch works in 3D: Dial M for Murder (1954)

Rear Window (1954): the view from one apartment

the set of Rear Window

Branching out to television: Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-65)

The director as TV star: opening title for Alfred Hitchcock Presents

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Masterpiece number three: Vertigo (1958)

Another Vertigo poster featuring the Saul Bass swirling pattern from the title sequence

The fourth Hitchcock masterpiece, North by Northwest (1959)

Masterpiece number five, one of the most famous films ever made: Psycho (1960)

Twenty-year-old Janet Leigh debuts in The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)

Cover girl for a Japanese magazine in 1951

Movie stars together: with husband Tony Curtis in the 1950s

Menaced by leather-jacketed hoods in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958)

The central piece of a brilliant advertising campaign

A massive hit: Hitch becomes a very rich man

The last masterpiece: The Birds (1963)

An entertaining collection of Hitchcock cameos