Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Highest Rated: 100% Sabotage (1936)

Lowest Rated: 27% Juno and the Paycock (1930)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1899

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England, UK

Among the most celebrated, imitated, and beloved directors of the 20th century, Alfred Hitchcock is widely seen as the father of the thriller. Born in Essex in 1899, Hitchcock was studying engineering at London County Council School of Engineering and Navigation when, in 1914, his father died suddenly, prompting him to drop out in order to help support his family. Highly interested in the then new industry of film production, he made his first foray into movie making when he was hired at the London branch of Famous Players-Lasky as a title card designer. There, he gained experience in writing, editing, and production management, and was eventually assigned his first film as a director, "The Pleasure Garden" (1925). Collaborating with his wife, the writer, script supervisor, and editor Alma Reville almost from day one, Hitchcock would make a name for himself as a director just a short while later with his first thriller, "The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog" (1927). After directing England's first talkie, 1929's "Blackmail" (1929), Hitchcock began churning out a number of high-tension films that would soon become classics, including "The 39 Steps" (1935) and "The Lady Vanishes" (1938). Eventually, he would relocate to Hollywood, making his American film debut with the Selznick International Pictures mystery "Rebecca" (1940) in 1940. Even more iconic thrillers would follow including "Notorious" (1946), "Dial M For Murder" (1954), "Rear Window" (1954), and "To Catch a Thief" (1955). In 1955, Hitchcock expanded his reach into television, producing and hosting the anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (CBS, 1955-1965). He would remain best known as a filmmaker however, directing beloved films like "Vertigo" (1958), "North by Northwest" (1959), and perhaps the most venerated thriller of all time, "Psycho" (1960). Hitchcock's output would slow during the '60s and '70s as he experienced health problems, with his final film "Family Plot" (1976) released in 1976. Hitchcock passed away on April 29, 1980. He was 80 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 83% German Concentration Camps Factual Survey Director - 2014
92% 62% Family Plot Director,
Producer
- 1976
90% 77% Frenzy Director,
Producer
- 1972
69% 36% Topaz Director,
Producer
- 1969
67% 53% Torn Curtain Director,
Producer
- 1966
83% 73% Marnie Director,
Producer
- 1964
95% 83% The Birds Director,
Producer
- 1963
96% 95% Psycho Director,
Producer
- 1960
99% 94% North by Northwest Director,
Producer
- 1959
94% 93% Vertigo Director,
Producer
$1.8M 1958
92% 75% The Wrong Man Director,
Producer
- 1956
87% 84% The Man Who Knew Too Much Director,
Producer
- 1956
87% 73% The Trouble With Harry Director,
Producer
- 1955
96% 84% To Catch a Thief Director,
Producer
- 1955
97% 95% Rear Window Director,
Producer
$1.6M 1954
89% 92% Dial M for Murder Director,
Producer
- 1954
80% 76% I Confess Director,
Producer
- 1953
98% 92% Strangers on a Train Director,
Producer
- 1951
90% 68% Stage Fright Director,
Producer
- 1950
60% 33% Under Capricorn Director,
Producer
- 1949
94% 90% Rope Director,
Producer
- 1948
83% 47% The Paradine Case Director - 1947
98% 91% Notorious Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1946
85% 82% Spellbound Director - 1945
No Score Yet 18% Bon Voyage & Aventure Malgache Director - 1944
No Score Yet 29% Bon Voyage Director - 1944
93% 87% Lifeboat Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madagascar Landing Director - 1944
100% 89% Shadow of a Doubt Director - 1943
81% 71% Saboteur Director,
Writer (Story)
- 1942
97% 78% Suspicion Director,
Producer
- 1941
67% 48% Mr. and Mrs. Smith Director - 1941
100% 92% Rebecca Director - 1940
95% 81% Foreign Correspondent Director - 1940
57% 36% Jamaica Inn Director - 1939
98% 88% The Lady Vanishes Director - 1938
100% 63% Young and Innocent Director - 1937
100% 69% Sabotage Director - 1936
86% 48% Secret Agent Director - 1936
96% 86% The 39 Steps Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirty-Nine Steps Director - 1935
50% 6% Waltzes From Vienna Director - 1934
89% 67% The Man Who Knew Too Much Director - 1934
70% 31% Rich and Strange Director,
Writer (Adaptation)
- 1932
63% 22% Number Seventeen Director - 1932
No Score Yet 30% Mary Director - 1931
38% 16% The Skin Game Director - 1931
89% 39% Murder! Director - 1930
27% 10% Juno and the Paycock Director - 1930
92% 45% The Manxman Director - 1929
87% 65% Blackmail Man on subway (uncredited) (Character),
Director,
Writer (Adaptation)
- 1929
63% 16% Champagne Director,
Screenwriter
- 1928
67% 26% Easy Virtue Director - 1928
90% 31% The Farmer's Wife Director - 1928
96% 76% The Lodger Director,
Writer
- 1927
100% 42% The Ring Director,
Writer
- 1927
83% 28% Downhill Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mountain Eagle Director - 1926
No Score Yet 29% The Pleasure Garden Director - 1925
No Score Yet 33% The White Shadow Screenwriter,
Film Editor,
Production Design,
Art Director,
Set Decoration
- 1924

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Executive Producer,
Director,
Host
1955-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Director,
Host
1962-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1954

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