Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense
“Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense” is a revealing film about famous horror-and-suspense director Alfred Hitchcock. You’ll see behind the scenes of some of his most famous films, including Psycho, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, and Vertigo. Containing interviews, unique production shorts, trailers, film clips, and news segments, this collection offers a rare look into the life and times of the man who became a Hollywood legend and the undisputed “Master of Suspense.”
“Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense” is an insightful look at the king of directors and his famous suspense movies. The documentary features many clips of his work, including not only his most famous films such as “Psycho” and “The Birds,” but also clips from his earliest works such as “The Lodge” and “The Lady Vanishes,” for which he won the New York Film Critics’ coveted Best Director award.
This film provides important background information about his birth in England, outside of London, on April 13, 1899, and his eventual marriage to his wife Alma, who wrote some of the screenplays he directed. The film also mentions the birth of his daughter and his greatest successes, along with a few clunkers and disappointments along the way. In addition, the story talks about Hitchcock moving to Hollywood and his work with David O. Selznick, as well as his eventual trek into the world of television. In a comedic clip, Jerry Lewis impersonates Hitchcock. The documentary shares trivia, such as the fact that Hitchcock became an American citizen.
This fascinating look at one of Hollywood’s all-time best, Oscar-nominated directors is well worth the time invested in viewing it. We are pleased to award it our Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12-plus. Enjoy the clips, the humorous introductions to his TV series, and this fascinating look into the life of this legendary man.