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Poll: Most Iconic Scene from an Alfred Hitchcock Movie

Which of these is the most iconic scene from a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock? ... OTHER THAN the shower scene from Psycho (1960). Minimum 15,000 votes for a film to qualify.

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

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    Grace Kelly and Anthony Dawson in Dial M for Murder (1954)

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    "Rear Window" Raymond Burr 1954 Paramount

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    Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest (1959)

    Roger O. Thornhill and Eve Kendall climbing on Mount Rushmore.

    From North by Northwest (1959).

  4. Vote!

    Jimmy Stewart stars as Scottie

    The opening scene introducing John 'Scottie' Ferguson.

    From Vertigo (1958).

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    The Birds (1963)

    The crows on a jungle gym.

    From The Birds (1963).

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    Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)

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    Georgine Darcy in Rear Window (1954)

    The opening scene surveying the apartment.

    From Rear Window (1954).

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    The abrupt death of David Kentley.

    From Rope (1948).

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    Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960)

    “A boy's best friend is his mother.”

    From Psycho (1960).

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    Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier in Rebecca (1940)

    Maxim de Winter confesses a big secret.

    From Rebecca (1940).

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    Tippi Hedren in The Birds (1963)

    Hiding from the birds in a phone booth.

    From The Birds (1963).

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    Farley Granger and Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train (1951)

    The idea of a perfect murder.

    From Strangers on a Train (1951).

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    Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief (1955)

    Black kitty walking during the robbery.

    From To Catch a Thief (1955).

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    Judith Anderson in Rebecca (1940)

    Farewell to the house and Mrs. Danvers.

    From Rebecca (1940).

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    Montgomery Clift "I Confess" Warner Bros. 1952

    Father Michael Logan walking along a dark street.

    From I Confess (1953).

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    Paul Newman and Wolfgang Kieling in Torn Curtain (1966)

    The killing of Hermann Gromek.

    From Torn Curtain (1966).

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    Madeleine Carroll and Robert Donat in The 39 Steps (1935)

    Richard Hannay's nonsense speech.

    From The 39 Steps (1935).

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    Barbara Leigh-Hunt in Frenzy (1972)

    Brenda Margaret Blaney being strangled in her desk chair.

    From Frenzy (1972).

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    Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train (1951)

    The night at the carousel.

    From Strangers on a Train (1951).

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    Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright in Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

    Uncle Charlie's dinner monologue.

    From Shadow of a Doubt (1943).

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    The stick pin clutched in Brenda Margaret Blaney's grip.

    From Frenzy (1972).

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    Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in Notorious (1946)

    The wine cellar scene.

    From Notorious (1946).

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    Reggie Nalder in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

    The shooting at the Royal Albert Hall.

    From The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).

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    "Suspicion," Cary Grant & Joan Fontaine. 1941 RKO

    Johnnie Aysgarth brings Lina some eerie milk.

    From Suspicion (1941).

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    "Man Who Knew Too Much, The" Doris Dayn. 1956 Paramount

    Josephine sings "Que Sera, Sera" so that her son will hear her.

    From The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).

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    Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959)

    Roger O. Thornhill running away from the crop duster.

    From North by Northwest (1959).

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    “Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly...”

    From Psycho (1960).

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