BSA206: Classical Hollywood

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 – 1980)

Psycho (1960) ❖ Dial M For Murder (1954) ❖ Vertigo (1958) ❖ To Catch A Thief (1955)


Born in 1899, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most influential filmmakers to date, with Psycho (1960) probably being his most famous film. He worked mostly in the thriller genre, but his first feature film, The Pleasure Garden (1925), was a drama/romance. [1]
He worked with several different studios over his career including Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount Pictures.
Hitchcock and his friend, Sidney Bernstein, formed an independent production company called Transatlantic Pictures, but it became inactive after the two films it produced were unsuccessful. Although, Hitchcock continued to produce his own films. [2]

Tippi Hedren was discovered by Hitchcock and starred in two of his films: The Birds (1963), and Marnie (1964).
James Stewart starred in four of Hitchcock’s films: Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958)
Grace Kelly starred in three of Hitchcock’s films: Dial M For Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), and To Catch A Thief (1955).




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