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The Legend Begins [videorecording]

by Alfred Hitchcock

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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE, defined the suspense genre for moviegoers around the globe. From his earliest films he brilliantly interwove fear, fantasy, paranoia and anticipation into an unforgettable and terrifying body of work. He was a highly influential British film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. He directed more than fifty feature films in a career that spanned six decades, from the silent film era, through the invention of talkies, to the color era. He was among the most consistently successful and publicly recognizable directors in the world during his lifetime, and remains one of the best known and most popular directors of all time, famous for his expert and largely unrivalled control of pace and suspense throughout his movies.
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If you're looking to see Hitchcock in all his glory, absolutely go and find the Criterion Collection versions of your favourite Hitchcock films. However, if you don't know which ones are your favourite, yet, take a perusal through these movies. The films haven't been cleaned up and the audio is decent, so you can certainly go through the movies to see some older Hitchcock films, which are obvious seedlings of what was to come. "The Lady Vanishes" is worth the price of admission. 
And yes! There really are ten movies included here. What are they? 
(1929) BLACKMAIL - silent - Anny Ondra(1931) RICH & STRANGE  B&W Henry Kendell(1936) SECRET AGENT  B&W Peter Lorre(1938) THE LADY VANISHES  B&W Margaret Lockwood
The Chaney Vase B&W Darrin McGavin (Alfred Hitchcok Presents)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice B&W Brandon de Wilde (Alfred Hitchcock Presents)
Chanmpagne B&W Silent Betty Balfor
The Farmer's Wife B&W silent Jameson Thomas
The Manxman B&W Silent Carl Brisson
The Thirty Nine Steps B&W Robert Donat
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