Every film buff knows that director Alfred Hitchcock used to make cameo “walk ons” in his films. But only 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 the crucial second part of our quiz that we published a short while back about where to find Hitchcock in his American-made films.
Ok, here at last are the answers to our quiz.
On the left, we describe what Hitchcock is doing in 13 of his cameos. On the right is the correct title of the movie in which it appeared.
Hitch Walk On Movie In Which It Appeared ___________________________________________________________
Leaving a pet shop with two terriers The Birds (1963)
Crossing the top of a (black & white) staircase I Confess (1953)
Missing a bus (just after his opening credit) North By Northwest (1959)
Winding a clock in a songwriter’s flat Rear Window (1954)
Appearing in a class reunion photo Dial M For Murder (1954)
Wearing a cowboy hat outside of the victim’s office window Psycho (1960)
Quaffing champagne at a Claude Rains’ soiree Notorious (1946)
Passing Tippi Hedren in a hotel corridor Marnie (1964)
Playing cards on a Santa Rose-bound train Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Boarding a train lugging a double bass Strangers On A Train (1951)
Carrying a trumpet case while street walking Vertigo (1958)
Being pushed around in an airport wheelchair Topaz (1969)
Watching Moroccan acrobats The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Again, it’s summer so we hope you had fun with our matching silliness. One of the many pleasure of watching a Hitchcock movie is waiting and watching for the director to show up. There he is above, of course, with Kim Novak.