North by Northwest (1959)

Cary Grant teams with director Alfred Hitchcock for the fourth and final time in the superlative espionage caper, North by Northwest.

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Grant also featured in the Hitchcock movies Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946) and To Catch a Thief (1955).

North by Northwest

In this thriller, an innocent man is chased around the country by mysterious and sinister government types. Like many films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, North by Northwest is frequently considered one of the greatest movies of all time. Cary Grant plays Roger Thornhill and Eva Marie Saint features as Eve Kendall.

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One of Hitchcock's enduring nicknames is "The Master of Suspense". His daughter, Patricia, was also in the film business.

Rear Window (1954)

Trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's film starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

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Rear Window cost around $1 million to make and grossed over $36 million - a very impressive return!

Rear Window

In this thriller, James Stewart appears as L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies, a photographer who breaks his leg and starts watching his neighborhood from his rear window out of boredom during recuperation. But one fateful night, he hears a ghastly scream and from there, the mystery of what happened deepens...

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Alfred Hitchcock was not afraid to tackle dark or controversial themes in his films, in this case, the theme was voyeurism.

Psycho (1960)

This is the original teaser trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's film, Psycho. The director himself takes the viewer on a tour of the infamous Bates Motel...

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American composer Bernard Herrmann was the man behind the famous (and frightening) screeching violin music for Psycho's soundtrack.


Anthony Perkins put in a perfect performance as the deeply disturbed Norman Bates in Psycho. Janet Leigh's Marion Crane flees from the city with a huge amount of stolen cash, but then decides to spend a fateful night at the Bates Motel. Psycho is one of the most famous horror films ever made and has had an influence over many films that have tried to emulate it.

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The film is sometimes credited as the original "slasher" flick. Even over half a century later, it still has the power to shock and scare!

Vertigo (1958)

Trailer for Vertigo, the classic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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The film starred James Stewart as John "Scottie" Ferguson and Kim Novak as Judy Barton.


An ex-cop (James Stewart) is hired to follow a woman who may possibly be in danger. Stewart's character suffers from vertigo, and this condition creates some terrifying moments for him. Original reviews for the film were mixed, but over time it has been reevaluated and is now considered one of the best films ever made (a recurring theme with Hitchcock's work)!

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Vertigo is not a fear of heights, it is a type of dizziness - a feeling of spinning whilst stationary. A fear of heights is called acrophobia.

The 39 Steps (1935)

Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 thriller gets an update in this modern trailer. Richard Hannay is a man on the run, fleeing to Scotland, accused of a murder he never he committed.

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The film is based on the book The Thirty-Nine Steps, which was published in 1915 and written by Scottish writer John Buchan.

The 39 Steps

Hitchcock enjoyed prolific output in the 1950s, directing film after film that later became considered classics. But he had been in the film industry since the 1920s (for example, he directed The Pleasure Garden in 1925). One of his earlier films, The 39 Steps, has some elements in common with North by Northwest: an innocent man on the run from a shadowy government organization.

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Like many of his films, Hitchcock made a cameo appearance in this thriller. In fact, he appears in at least 39 of his major films!

A cornucopia of classics

Other highly rated Hitchcock films include Rebecca, Sabotage, Shadow of a Doubt, Suspicion, Strangers on a Train, The Lady Vanishes, Notorious, Rope, The Birds, Dial M for Murder, Young and Innocent...and quite a few more!

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Hitchcock was nominated for five Best Director Oscars but didn't win any. He was given the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1968, though.
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