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Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899 in London, England. He graduated from St. Ignatius College, where he studied engineering, and took art courses at the University of London. He worked briefly as a technical calculator for a cable company, but soon decided to focus on art, becoming an advertising layout draftsman for a London department store. In 1920, he got a job writing and illustrating title cards for silent pictures. He rose quickly, to script writer, art director and assistant director. By 1925, he had become a director, making a melodrama called The Pleasure Garden. In 1929, he directed Blackmail, Britain's first widely successful talking feature. The other movies he directed in England included The Lodger (U.S. title, The Case of Jonathan Drew), The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, and The Lady Vanishes. He was approached by producer David O. Selznick about directing in the United States, and he accepted so he could take advantage of the better-equipped American studios. His first American film, Rebecca, won the Academy Award for best picture. The other movies he directed in the United States included Shadow of a Doubt, Spellbound, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, Frenzy, and Family Plot. In 1979, he was awarded the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. In 1980, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died from liver failure and heart problems on April 29, 1980 at the age of 80. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Alfred Hitchcock's Ghostly Gallery
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North by Northwest [1959 film] (Director/Producer) 432 copies, 5 reviews
Rear Window [1954 film] (Director; Director) 360 copies, 5 reviews
Psycho [1960 film] (Director) 336 copies, 6 reviews
Vertigo [1958 film] (Director) 322 copies, 5 reviews
Alfred Hitchcock's Ghostly Gallery (Editor) 314 copies, 6 reviews
The Birds [1963 film] (Director) 292 copies, 7 reviews
Tales of Terror 275 copies, 2 reviews
Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful (Editor) 272 copies, 2 reviews
Stories Not for the Nervous (Editor) 267 copies, 2 reviews
To Catch a Thief [1955 film] (Director) 245 copies, 5 reviews
The 39 Steps [1935 film] (Director) 240 copies, 4 reviews
Stories for Late at Night (Editor) 239 copies, 4 reviews
Rebecca [1940 film] (Director) 230 copies, 7 reviews
Stories That Scared Even Me 211 copies, 1 review
Stories to Be Read with the Lights On (Editor) 196 copies, 4 reviews
Notorious [1946 film] (Director) 194 copies, 9 reviews
Strangers on a Train [1951 film] (Director) 192 copies, 4 reviews
Dial M for Murder [1954 film] (Director) 180 copies, 5 reviews
Spellbinders in Suspense 171 copies, 4 reviews
The Lady Vanishes [1938 film] (Director) 168 copies, 2 reviews
The Man Who Knew Too Much [1934 film] (Director) 159 copies, 2 reviews
Stories to Be Read With the Door Locked (Editor) 153 copies, 4 reviews
12 Stories for Late At Night (Editor) 145 copies, 2 reviews
The Man Who Knew Too Much [1956 film] (Director) 144 copies, 1 review
The Master's Choice (Editor) 135 copies
Monster Museum 134 copies
Rope [1948 film] (Director) 123 copies, 3 reviews
A Hangman's Dozen (Editor) 119 copies, 2 reviews
Suspicion (Director) 114 copies, 3 reviews
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery (Editor) 113 copies, 2 reviews
Shadow of a Doubt [1943 film] (Director) 112 copies, 2 reviews
Daring Detectives 111 copies, 2 reviews
My Favorites in Suspense (Editor) 110 copies
Spellbound [1945 film] (Director) 100 copies, 2 reviews
12 Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (Editor) 97 copies, 7 reviews
Marnie [1964 film] (Director) 96 copies, 3 reviews
Foreign Correspondent [1940 film] (Director) 94 copies, 7 reviews
Frenzy [1972 film] 81 copies, 3 reviews
Lifeboat [1944 film] (Director) 79 copies
Saboteur [1942 film] (Director) 78 copies, 4 reviews
Stories for Late at Night, Part 2 (Editor) 77 copies, 2 reviews
The Wrong Man [1956 film] (Director) 76 copies
I Confess [1953 film] (Director) 74 copies, 1 review
The Trouble with Harry [1955 film] (Director) 73 copies, 3 reviews
14 of My Favorites in Suspense (Editor) 71 copies, 2 reviews
Secret Agent [1936 film] (Director) 68 copies, 4 reviews
Bar the Doors 68 copies, 1 review
Anti-Social Register (Editor) 64 copies, 2 reviews
Noose Report (Editor) 63 copies
Torn Curtain [1966 film] (Director) 62 copies, 1 review
Once Upon a Dreadful Time 51 copies, 3 reviews
Sabotage [1936 film] (Director) 51 copies, 1 review
Mr. & Mrs. Smith [1941 film] (Director) 50 copies, 2 reviews
Family Plot [1976 film] (Director) 50 copies
Jamaica Inn [1939 film] (Director) 49 copies
Down by the Old Blood Stream 48 copies, 2 reviews
Happy Deathday! 47 copies
Murders on the Half Skull 44 copies, 2 reviews
Murder Racquet 42 copies
Coffin Corner 42 copies
Grave Business 42 copies
Murderer's Row 40 copies
Coffin Break 39 copies
The Best of Fiends (Editor) 39 copies
Skull Session 38 copies
Blackmail [1929 film] 38 copies, 2 reviews
I Want My Mummy (Editor) 36 copies, 2 reviews
Behind the Death Ball 34 copies, 1 review
Number 17 [1932 film] (Director) 34 copies, 2 reviews
Young and Innocent [1937 film] (Director) 34 copies, 1 review
Rolling Gravestones (Editor) 31 copies, 1 review
The Paradine Case [1947 film] 31 copies, 1 review
Alfred Hitchcock's Death-Mate 30 copies, 1 review
Bleeding Hearts 24 copies
Terror Time 24 copies
Histoires à faire peur 21 copies, 1 review
Relatos que me asustaron 21 copies, 2 reviews
Murder! [1930 film] 21 copies, 3 reviews
Rich and Strange [1931 film] 18 copies, 2 reviews
Los errores mortales 18 copies, 1 review
A Brief Darkness 17 copies, 1 review
Murder Go Round 17 copies
Sabotage [and] The Lodger 16 copies, 1 review
The Skin Game [1931 film] (Director) 16 copies
Easy Virtue [1928 film] 16 copies, 1 review
Rogues' Gallery 15 copies, 1 review
The Farmer's Wife [1928 film] 14 copies, 2 reviews
La Muerte Va Por Libre (Author) 13 copies, 1 review
Morir para ver 11 copies
This Day's Evil 10 copies
Nocturno 9 copies
Relatos de pesadilla 9 copies, 1 review
Tiempo Muerto 8 copies
The Ring [1927 film] (Director) 8 copies
15 Hitchcock Films (Director) 5 copies
Hitchcocktail 4 copies, 1 review
Een vreselijke vriendschap (Editor) 4 copies
Murder [and] Sabotage (Video) (Director) 4 copies
Der var engang et mord 4 copies, 1 review
Mord er den bedste Medicin (Editor, some editions) 4 copies, 1 review
Flere chok 3 copies, 1 review
Juego Sucio 3 copies
Ha det krim! 3 copies
Horas tomadas a la noche 3 copies, 1 review
Downhill [1927 film] 2 copies, 1 review
Mens vi taler om djævelen .... : 19 gys (Editor) 2 copies, 1 review
Aventure Malgache 2 copies, 1 review
10 Movie Mystery Pack (Director) 2 copies
Hayalet 2 copies
Shadow of a Doubt/Suspicion (Director) 2 copies
Lige til at dø af 2 copies, 1 review
Síri üzlet 2 copies
Strangers on a Train (Foreword, some editions) 2,189 copies, 73 reviews
The Secret of Terror Castle 858 copies, 15 reviews
The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (Introduction) 705 copies, 8 reviews
The Mystery of the Green Ghost 661 copies, 9 reviews
The Mystery of the Talking Skull 504 copies, 6 reviews
The Mystery of the Silver Spider 495 copies, 7 reviews
The Mystery of the Moaning Cave 492 copies, 6 reviews
The Mystery of the Fiery Eye 491 copies, 7 reviews
The Secret of Skeleton Island 484 copies, 7 reviews
Mystery of the Laughing Shadow 438 copies, 9 reviews
The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock (Associated Name) 415 copies, 5 reviews
The Secret of Phantom Lake 396 copies, 5 reviews
The Secret of the Crooked Cat 354 copies, 7 reviews
Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (Foreword, some editions) 337 copies, 1 review
The Mystery of the Nervous Lion 321 copies, 6 reviews
The Mystery of Monster Mountain 319 copies, 3 reviews
The Mystery of the Headless Horse 278 copies, 4 reviews
Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries 277 copies, 1 review
The Mystery of the Deadly Double 246 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery of the Dancing Devil 242 copies, 3 reviews
The Secret of Shark Reef 234 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery of the Magic Circle (Editor) 227 copies, 5 reviews
The Mystery of the Purple Pirate 200 copies, 2 reviews
Film: A Montage of Theories (Contributor) 75 copies
Fatal Error 55 copies
Foul Play 36 copies
Clean Crimes and Neat Murders (Preface, some editions) 26 copies
The Pocket Book of Great Detectives (Introduction) 21 copies, 1 review
A Cavalcade of Collier's (Contributor) 9 copies
German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (some editions) 4 copies, 1 review
Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville (Associated Name) 1 copy

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