Every film buff knows that director Alfred Hitchcock used to make cameo “walk ons” in his films. But only diehard Hitchcock aficionados have obsessively tracked exactly where in his movies the director would silently show himself.
Hello everybody. Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, to announce that in honor of the summer silly season, we present a quiz — probably (we fear) the first of many — about where to find Hitchcock in his American-made films.
On the left, we describe what Hitchcock is doing in 13 of his cameos. Try to match each activity with the title of the movie in which it appeared. The order of the movie titles on the right is, of course, purposefully scrambled.
Bonne chance and watch for the clues.
Hitch Walk On Movie In Which It Appeared ___________________________________________________________
Leaving a pet shop with two terriers Dial M For Murder
Crossing the top of a (black & white) staircase The Man Who Knew Too Much
Missing a bus (just after his opening credit) Shadow of a Doubt
Winding a clock in a songwriter’s flat Topaz
Appearing in a class reunion photo North By Northwest
Wearing a cowboy hat outside of the victim’s office window Vertigo
Quaffing champaigne at a Claude Rains’ soiree I Confess
Passing Tippi Hedren in a hotel corridor Notorious
Playing cards on a Santa Rose-bound train The Birds
Boarding a train lugging a double bass Rear Window
Carrying a trumpet case while street walking Strangers On A Train
Being pushed in an airport wheelchair Psycho
Watching Moroccan acrobats perform Marnie
Ok, let’s see how you do. Again, it’s summer so please have some fun with our matching silliness. Answers in a few days, so please tune in daily.