Alfred Hitchcock (I) (1899–1980)


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Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892). Raised as a strict ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Psycho Director
(1960)
(1959)
Vertigo Director
(1958)
Rope Director
(1948)

Filmography

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 2014 German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (TV Movie documentary)
 1976 Family Plot
 1972 Frenzy (directed by)
 1969 Topaz
 1966 Torn Curtain
 1964 Marnie
 1963 The Birds
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (17 episodes)
- The Horseplayer (1961)
- Arthur (1959)
 1960 Psycho
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Vertigo
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Four O'Clock (1957)
 1956 The Wrong Man
 1954 Rear Window
 1953 I Confess
 1950 Stage Fright
 1948 Rope
 1946 Notorious
 1945 Spellbound
 1945 Watchtower Over Tomorrow (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Generation (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Aventure malgache (Short)
 1944 Bon Voyage (Short)
 1944 Lifeboat
 1942 Saboteur
 1941 Suspicion
 1940 Rebecca
 1939 Jamaica Inn (directed by)
 1936 Sabotage
 1936 Secret Agent
 1935 The 39 Steps
 1932 Number 17
 1931 Mary
 1931 The Skin Game
 1930 Murder!
 1930 An Elastic Affair (Short)
 1930 Elstree Calling (some sketches)
 1929 Sound Test for Blackmail (Short documentary)
 1929 Blackmail
 1929 The Manxman
 1928 Champagne
 1927/I The Ring
 1927 Easy Virtue
 1923 Always Tell Your Wife (Short) (uncredited)
 1922 Number 13 (unfinished)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1960s-1970s) Short story collections: Edited a number of mystery short story collections. See more »

Publicity Listings:

27 Biographical Movies | 87 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 79 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Alma Reville  (his death)  (1 child)

Children:

Patricia Hitchcock

Parents:

Hitchcock (Whelan), Emma Jane | Hitchcock, William

Relatives:

Hitchcock, William (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[1972] Puns are the highest form of literature. See more »

Trivia:

Hitchcock desperately wanted to direct Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, and Conrad Veidt in one of the first World War II dramas, Escape (1940). Hitchcock, a long-time admirer of Shearer's acting, had sought for years to find a suitable project for her. However, Hitchcock was shut out of the project when the novel Escape by Ethel Vance (pen name of Grace Zaring Stone) was purchased by ... See more »

Trademark:

In a lot of his films (more noticeably in the early black and white American films), he used to create more shadows on the walls to create suspense and tension (e.g., the "Glowing Milk" scene in Suspicion (1941) or the ominous shadow during the opening credits of Saboteur (1942)). See more »

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The Master of Suspense See more »

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