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. All are now lost films, and all works are in public domain.

YearTitleProduction companyNotes
1921The Call of YouthFamous Players-Lasky British Producers
The Great Day
Appearances
The Mystery Road
The Princess of New York
Dangerous Lies
The Bonnie Brier Bush
1922Love's Boomerang

As art director[edit]

YearTitleProduction companyNotes
1922Three Live GhostsFamous Players-Lasky British Producers
Tell Your Children
The Spanish Jade
The Man from Home
1923Woman to WomanBalcon, Freedman & Saville
  • also as assistant director and screenplay co-writer
The White Shadow (aka White Shadows in U.S.)
  • also credited as assistant director, editor and screenplay writer. The first 3 reels (out of 6) were found in 2011 and restored.
1924The Prude's Fall (aka Dangerous Virtue in U.S.)
  • also credited as assistant director and screenplay co-writer
The Passionate AdventureGainsborough Pictures
  • also as assistant director
1925The BlackguardStudio Babelsberg
  • German title: Die Prinzessin und der Geiger; also credited as assistant director and screenplay writer

As director[edit]

British films[edit]
YearTitleProduction companyNotes
Silent era Lost films
1922No. 13Wardour & F.
1926The Mountain Eagle
  • lost film
YearTitleProduction companyNotes
Silent era
1925The Pleasure GardenGainsborough Pictures/ Münchner Lichtspielkunst AG (Emelka)
1927The Lodger: A Story of the London FogGainsborough Pictures/ Carlyle Blackwell Productions
The RingBritish International Pictures
  • credited as screenplay writer
DownhillGainsborough Pictures
1928The Farmer's WifeBritish International Pictures
Easy Virtue
ChampagneBritish International Pictures
  • also credited as screenplay co-writer
1929The Manxman
YearTitleProduction companyNotes
Sound era
1929Blackmail
  • the first British talkie; also credited as screenplay co-writer
Juno and the Paycock
  • Hitchcock and Alma Reville also credited as screenplay writers
1930Murder!
  • Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
1931The Skin Game
  • Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
Rich and Strange
  • Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
1932Number Seventeen
  • Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers. This would be the last on-screen credit for writing that he would receive, though he is known to have contributed story material to later films uncredited.
1933Waltzes from ViennaGaumont British Picture Corporation
  • unavailable on home video in the U.S. and the U.K., but available on DVD in France under the title Le Chant du Danube.
1934The Man Who Knew Too Much
1935The 39 Steps
1936Secret Agent
Sabotage
1937Young and Innocent
1938The Lady Vanishes
1939Jamaica InnMayflower Pictures Corporation
1950Stage FrightWarner Bros. Pictures
1972FrenzyUniversal Pictures
  • Hitchcock's penultimate film and his first in the UK for 22 years.
American films[edit]
YearTitleProduction companyNotes
1940RebeccaSelznick International Pictures
Foreign CorrespondentWalter Wanger Productions
1941Mr. & Mrs. SmithRKO Radio Pictures
Suspicion
1942SaboteurUniversal Pictures/ Frank Lloyd Productions
1943Shadow of a DoubtUniversal Pictures/ Skirball Productions
1944Lifeboat20th Century Fox
1945SpellboundSelznick International Pictures/ Vanguard Films
1946NotoriousRKO Radio Pictures/ Vanguard Films
1947The Paradine CaseVanguard Films
1948RopeWarner Bros. Pictures/ Transatlantic Pictures
1949Under CapricornTransatlantic Pictures
1951Strangers on a TrainWarner Bros. Pictures
1953I Confess
  • based on a 1902 French play by Paul Anthelme Nos Deux Consciences.
1954Dial M for Murder
Rear WindowParamount Pictures/ Patron
1955To Catch a ThiefParamount Pictures
The Trouble with HarryParamount Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1956The Man Who Knew Too MuchParamount Pictures/ Filwite Productions
  • a re-make of Hitchcock's 1934 movie of the same name
The Wrong ManWarner Bros. Pictures
  • based on a true story.
1958VertigoParamount Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1959North by NorthwestMGM; Loew's Incorporated
1960PsychoShamley Productions
  • originally distributed by Paramount Pictures and based on a Robert Bloch novel; current WW rights: Universal Pictures
1963The BirdsUniversal Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1964MarnieUniversal Pictures/ Geoffrey-Stanley Productions
1966Torn CurtainUniversal Pictures
1969Topaz
1976Family Plot
  • based on a novel The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning, this was Hitchcock's final film, released after Frenzy (made in UK, 1972).

Television[edit]

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

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

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

YearTitleCollectionProduction company
1927The Lodger: A Story of the London FogAlfred Hitchcock Premiere CollectionMGM
The RingAlfred Hitchcock Box SetLions Gate
1929The Manxman
1930Murder!
1931The Skin Game
1936SabotageAlfred Hitchcock Premiere CollectionMGM
1937Young and Innocent
1940Rebecca
Foreign CorrespondentAlfred Hitchcock Signature CollectionWarner Bros
1941Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Suspicion
1942SaboteurAlfred Hitchcock Masterpiece CollectionUniversal Studios
1943Shadow of a Doubt
1944LifeboatAlfred Hitchcock Premiere CollectionMGM
1945Spellbound
1946Notorious
1947The Paradine Case
1948RopeAlfred Hitchcock Masterpiece CollectionUniversal Studios
1950Stage FrightAlfred Hitchcock Signature CollectionWarner Bros
1951Strangers on a Train
1953I Confess
1954Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock Masterpiece CollectionUniversal Studios
Dial M for MurderAlfred Hitchcock Signature CollectionWarner Bros
1955The Trouble with HarryAlfred Hitchcock Masterpiece CollectionUniversal Studios
1956The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Wrong ManAlfred Hitchcock Signature CollectionWarner Bros
1958VertigoAlfred Hitchcock Masterpiece CollectionUniversal Studios
1959North by NorthwestAlfred Hitchcock Signature CollectionWarner Bros
1960PsychoAlfred Hitchcock Masterpiece CollectionUniversal Studios
1963The Birds
1964Marnie
1966Torn Curtain
1969Topaz
1972Frenzy
1976Family Plot

Films in R2 collections[edit]

Licensed DVD collections available in the United Kingdom include:

YearTitleCollectionProduction company
1925The Pleasure GardenHitchcock: The British YearsNetwork
1927The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
The RingThe Early Hitchcock CollectionOptimum Releasing
DownhillHitchcock: The British YearsNetwork
1928ChampagneThe Early Hitchcock CollectionOptimum Releasing
The Farmer's Wife
1929Blackmail
The Manxman
1930Murder!
1931The Skin Game
Rich and Strange
1932Number Seventeen
1934The Man Who Knew Too MuchHitchcock: The British YearsNetwork
1935The 39 Steps
1936Secret Agent
Sabotage
1937Young and Innocent
1938The Lady Vanishes
1939Jamaica Inn
1942SaboteurAlfred Hitchcock Box SetUniversal Studios
1943Shadow of a Doubt
1948Rope
1950Stage FrightAlfred Hitchcock Signature CollectionWarner Bros
1951Strangers on a Train
1953I Confess
1954Dial M for Murder
Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock Box SetUniversal Studios
1955The Trouble with Harry
1956The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Wrong ManAlfred Hitchcock Signature CollectionWarner Bros
1958VertigoAlfred Hitchcock Box SetUniversal Studios
1959North by NorthwestAlfred Hitchcock Signature CollectionWarner Bros
1960PsychoAlfred Hitchcock Box SetUniversal Studios
1963The Birds
1964Marnie
1966Torn Curtain
1969Topaz
1972Frenzy
1976Family 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]

YearTitleProduction CompanyCountryBlu-ray Region Code
1927The LodgerNETWORK DVDUnited KingdomB
1935The Man Who Knew Too MuchThe Criterion CollectionUnited StatesA
1938The 39 StepsThe Criterion CollectionUnited StatesA
1935The 39 StepsITV DVDUnited KingdomB
1938The Lady VanishesThe Criterion CollectionUnited StatesA
1940RebeccaMGMUnited StatesRegion free
1942SaboteurUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1942SaboteurUniversalUnited StatesA
1943Shadow of a DoubtUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1943Shadow of a DoubtUniversalUnited StatesA
1944LifeboatMasters of CinemaUnited KingdomB
1945SpellboundMGMUnited StatesA & B
1946NotoriousMGMUnited StatesA & B
1948RopeUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1948RopeUniversalUnited StatesA
1954Rear WindowUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1954Rear WindowUniversalUnited StatesA
1955The Trouble with HarryUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1955The Trouble with HarryUniversalUnited StatesA
1955To Catch a ThiefParamountUnited StatesA
1955To Catch a ThiefParamountUnited KingdomRegion free
1956The Man Who Knew Too MuchUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1956The Man Who Knew Too MuchUniversalUnited StatesA
1958VertigoUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1958VertigoUniversalUnited StatesA
1959North by NorthwestWarner Bros.United StatesRegion free
1959North by NorthwestUniversalUnited StatesA
1960PsychoUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1960PsychoUniversalUnited StatesA
1963The BirdsUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1963The BirdsUniversalUnited StatesA
1964MarnieUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1964MarnieUniversalUnited StatesA
1966Torn CurtainUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1966Torn CurtainUniversalUnited StatesA
1972FrenzyUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1972FrenzyUniversalUnited StatesA
1976Family PlotUniversal UKUnited KingdomRegion free
1976Family PlotUniversalUnited StatesA

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