Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

23 Episodes

For five decades, Alfred Hitchcock explored our innermost anxieties, desires, and obsessions in his diabolically constructed thrillers, which redefined the mechanics of screen terror through meticulous editing, voyeuristic camera work, and unforgettable set pieces. In endlessly studied and imitated masterpieces like SHADOW OF A DOUBT, REAR WINDOW, and VERTIGO as well as singular stylistic experiments like LIFEBOAT, ROPE, and MARNIE, the Master of Suspense tapped into the peculiar pleasures of fear like no filmmaker before or since.

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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  • Torn Curtain

    Episode 1

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1966 • United States
    Starring Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova

    Paul Newman and Julie Andrews star in Alfred Hitchcock’s gripping Cold War thriller about a nuclear physicist/double agent and his troubled fiancée who must escape East Germany amid dangerous po...

  • Marnie

    Episode 2

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1964 • United States
    Starring Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker

    One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most stylistically and thematically complex works is a perversely fascinating portrait of a disturbed woman and the man with whom she becomes enmeshed in a sadomasochist...

  • The Birds

    Episode 3

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1963 • United States
    Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy

    A powerful, terrifying study of paranoia and hysteria in the wake of unexplained chaos, THE BIRDS is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most singular and unforgettable films. It all begins rather innocuou...

  • Vertigo

    Episode 4

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1958 • United States
    Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

    Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO has been recognized as the director’s most spellbinding and deeply personal achievement—and as one of the greatest films ever made. James Stewart reteams with the ...

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Episode 5

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1956 • United States
    Starring James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie

    James Stewart and Doris Day (in one of her finest dramatic showcases) star in Alfred Hitchcock’s globe-trotting thriller, a Hollywood remake of the director’s own 1934 British classic. The Mas...

  • The Trouble with Harry

    Episode 6

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1955 • United States
    Starring Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine

    Alfred Hitchcock took a rare and delightful detour into comedy with this darkly humorous tale of a pesky corpse that becomes a big problem for a quiet Vermont village. A young Shirley MacLa...

  • Rear Window

    Episode 7

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1954 • United States
    Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

    Alfred Hitchcock was at the height of his powers as a visual storyteller when he made this enduring suspense classic. James Stewart is L. B. Jeffries, an injured photojournalist confined to his...

  • Rope

    Episode 8

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1948 • United States
    Starring James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger

    In this charged thriller inspired by the notorious case of Leopold and Loeb, two Manhattan college friends (John Dall and Farley Granger) strangle a classmate for intellectual kicks and then pro...

  • Lifeboat

    Episode 9

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1944 • United States
    Starring Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak

    When a ship of American and British passengers is sunk by a missile from a German U-boat during World War II, the survivors must cope with the elements—and each other. Set entirely withi...

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    Episode 10

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1943 • United States
    Starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey

    Alfred Hitchcock’s personal favorite of all his films, SHADOW OF A DOUBT is an exceptionally macabre tale of a beloved uncle (Joseph Cotten) whose visit to his sister and her family at firs...

  • Saboteur

    Episode 11

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1942 • United States
    Starring Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger

    This crackling World War II espionage thriller stars Robert Cummings as an ordinary munitions worker framed for sabotage and murder. With a reluctant woman (Priscilla Lane) by his side, he g...

  • Foreign Correspondent

    Episode 12

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1940 • United States
    Starring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall

    In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, REBECCA and FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, w...

  • The Lady Vanishes

    Episode 13

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1938 • United Kingdom
    Starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

    In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster (Dame May Whitty), who t...

  • Young and Innocent

    Episode 14

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1937 • United Kingdom
    Starring Derrick De Marney, Nova Pilbeam, Percy Marmont

    Alfred Hitchcock’s delightfully entertaining, often overlooked tale of a wrongly accused man follows a young writer (Derrick De Marney) who, when he becomes the prime suspect in the murde...

  • Sabotage

    Episode 15

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1936 • United Kingdom
    Starring Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder

    This loose adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel “The Secret Agent” is one of the high-water marks of Alfred Hitchcock’s early British period. Sylvia Sidney is the unsuspecting wife of a London c...

  • The 39 Steps

    Episode 16

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1935 • United Kingdom
    Starring Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll, Lucie Mannheim

    A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, THE 39 STEPS follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish ...

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Episode 17

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1934 • United Kingdom
    Starring Peter Lorre, Leslie Banks, Edna Best

    An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassina...

  • Rich and Strange

    Episode 18

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1931 • United Kingdom
    Starring Henry Kendall, Joan Barry

    Taking its all-too-appropriate title from “The Tempest,” this fascinatingly offbeat satiric drama concerns a stuck-in-a-rut young couple who, upon coming into a generous inheritance, immediately use the mo...

  • Murder!

    Episode 19

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1930 • United Kingdom
    Starring Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam

    One of Alfred Hitchcock’s signature obsessions—the “wrong man” motif he would return to time and again—receives one of its earliest treatments in this innovative whodunit. After a you...

  • Blackmail

    Episode 20

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1929 • United Kindgom
    Starring Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, John Longden

    Alfred Hitchcock’s—and Britain’s—first talkie finds the director using sound technology as inventively as he used the camera. Anny Ondra (prototype for the many Hitchcock blondes to come) play...

  • Downhill

    Episode 21

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1927 • United Kingdom
    Starring Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel

    That’s the direction things go for boarding-school student and star rugby player Roddy Berwick (celebrated songwriter and matinee idol Ivor Novello) when he falls from golden boy to public di...

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    Episode 22

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1927 • United Kingdom
    Starring Ivor Novello, June Tripp

    With his third feature film, THE LODGER: A STORY OF THE LONDON FOG, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut. This haunting sile...

  • Hitchcock/Truffaut

    Episode 23

    Directed by Kent Jones • 2015 • France, United States
    Starring Bob Balaban, Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas

    In 1962, classical master Alfred Hitchcock and French New Wave upstart François Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in ci...