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.

 

 

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