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 for the Famous Players-Lasky British Producers. All are now lost films, and all works are in public domain.

YearTitle
1921The Call of Youth
1921The Great Day
1921Appearances
1921The Mystery Road
1921The Princess of New York
1921Dangerous Lies
1921The Bonnie Brier Bush
1922Love's Boomerang

As art director[edit]

YearTitleProduction companyNotes
1922Three Live GhostsFamous Players-Lasky British Producers
1922Tell Your ChildrenFamous Players-Lasky British Producers
1922The Spanish JadeFamous Players-Lasky British Producers
1922The Man from HomeFamous Players-Lasky British Producers
1923Woman to WomanBalcon, Freedman & SavilleAlso assistant director and screenplay co-writer
1923The White ShadowBalcon, Freedman & SavilleAka White Shadows in U.S.; also assistant director, editor and screenplay writer
1924The Prude's FallBalcon, Freedman & SavilleAka Dangerous Virtue in U.S., also assistant director and screenplay co-writer
1924The Passionate AdventureGainsborough PicturesAlso as assistant director
1925The BlackguardStudio BabelsbergGerman title: Die Prinzessin und der Geiger; also assistant director and screenplay writer

As director[edit]

British films[edit]
Silent era
YearTitleProduction companyNotes
1922No. 13Wardour & F.Unfinished lost film
1925The Pleasure GardenGainsborough Pictures/ Münchner Lichtspielkunst AG (Emelka)
1926The Mountain EagleLost film
1927The Lodger: A Story of the London FogGainsborough Pictures/ Carlyle Blackwell Productions
1927The RingBritish International PicturesCredited as screenplay writer
1927DownhillGainsborough Pictures
1928The Farmer's WifeBritish International Pictures
1928Easy Virtue
1928ChampagneBritish International PicturesAlso credited as screenplay co-writer
1929The Manxman
Sound era
YearTitleProduction companyNotes
1929BlackmailFirst British talkie; also credited as screenplay co-writer
1929Juno and the PaycockHitchcock and Alma Reville also credited as screenplay writers
1930Murder!Hitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
1931The Skin GameHitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
1931Rich and StrangeHitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
1932Number SeventeenHitchcock and Reville also credited as screenplay co-writers
The last on-screen credit for writing that he would receive
1933Waltzes from ViennaGaumont British Picture CorporationFrench title: Le Chant du Danube
1934The Man Who Knew Too Much
1935The 39 Steps
1936Secret Agent
1936Sabotage
1937Young and Innocent
1938The Lady Vanishes
1939Jamaica InnMayflower Pictures Corporation
1950Stage FrightWarner Bros. Pictures
1972FrenzyUniversal PicturesHitchcock's first in the UK for 22 years
American films[edit]
YearTitleProduction companyNotes
1940RebeccaSelznick International PicturesWon–Academy Award for Best Picture
1940Foreign CorrespondentWalter Wanger Productions
1941Mr. & Mrs. SmithRKO Radio Pictures
1941Suspicion
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 PicturesHitchcock's first Technicolor film.
1949Under CapricornTransatlantic Pictures
1951Strangers on a TrainWarner Bros. PicturesFilmed after Stage Fright in Britain (1950)
1953I ConfessWarner Bros. Pictures
1954Dial M for MurderWarner Bros. PicturesHitchcock's first widescreen film
1954Rear WindowParamount Pictures/ Patron
1955To Catch a ThiefParamount Pictures
1955The Trouble with HarryParamount Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1956The Man Who Knew Too MuchParamount Pictures/ Filwite ProductionsA re-make of Hitchcock's 1934 movie of the same name
1956The Wrong ManWarner Bros. Pictures
1958VertigoParamount Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1959North by NorthwestMGM; Loew's Incorporated
1960PsychoShamley Productions
1963The BirdsUniversal Pictures/ Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
1964MarnieUniversal Pictures/ Geoffrey-Stanley Productions
1966Torn CurtainUniversal Pictures
1969Topaz
1976Family Plot

Television[edit]

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

YearTitleSeries
1955"Revenge"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955"Breakdown"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955"The Case of Mr. Pelham"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1956"Back for Christmas"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1956"Wet Saturday"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1956"Mr. Blanchard's Secret"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1957"One More Mile to Go"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1957"Four O'Clock"Suspicion
1957"The Perfect Crime"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958"Lamb to the Slaughter"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958"Dip in the Pool"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1958"Poison"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959"Banquo's Chair"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959"Arthur"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959"The Crystal Trench"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1960"Incident at a Corner"Ford Startime
1960"Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1961"The Horseplayer"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1961"Bang! You're Dead"Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1962"I Saw the Whole Thing"The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962"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
1927DownhillDivisaSpainB
1934The Man Who Knew Too MuchThe Criterion CollectionUnited StatesA
1935The 39 StepsThe Criterion CollectionUnited StatesA
1938The Lady VanishesThe Criterion CollectionUnited StatesA
1940RebeccaMGMUnited StatesRegion free
1940Foreign CorrespondentThe Criterion CollectionUnited StatesA
1942SaboteurUniversalUnited StatesA
1943Shadow of a DoubtUniversalUnited StatesA
1944LifeboatMasters of CinemaUnited KingdomB
1945SpellboundMGMUnited StatesA & B
1946NotoriousMGMUnited StatesA & B
1948RopeUniversalUnited StatesA
1951Strangers on a TrainWarner BrothersUnited StatesA
1953Dial 'M' For MurderWarner BrothersUnited StatesA
1954Rear WindowUniversalUnited StatesA
1955The Trouble with HarryUniversalUnited StatesA
1955To Catch a ThiefParamountUnited StatesA
1956The Man Who Knew Too MuchUniversalUnited StatesA
1958VertigoUniversalUnited StatesA
1959North by NorthwestUniversalUnited StatesA
1960PsychoUniversalUnited StatesA
1963The BirdsUniversalUnited StatesA
1964MarnieUniversalUnited StatesA
1966Torn CurtainUniversalUnited StatesA
1972FrenzyUniversalUnited StatesA
1976Family PlotUniversalUnited StatesA

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