Alfred Hitchcock is best known for directing a producing psychological
horror and suspense movies like Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, Rebecca,
Lifeboat, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train, Dial
M for Murder, To Catch a Thief, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious and more.
In all more than 50 major films are attributed to Alfred Hitchcock in
a career that spanned 60 years.
Alfred Hitchcock's career began in his native England, first as a
title designer in the 1920's and quickly moving up to directing silent
films. After finding great success in the UK, Alfred Hitchcock moved
to Hollywood to make bigger budget films. His first American Movie,
Rebecca, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1940.
Some of the biggest names in Hollywood clobbered to work with Alfred
Hitchcock including Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Laurence Olivier,
Raymond Burr, and more. Alfred Hitchcock cast some of the leading
Hollywood bombshells of the gold age of radio like Grace Kelly, Kim
Novak, Joan Fontaine, Ingrid Bergman, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich.
Hitchcock used a lot of blondes in his work saying "Blondes make the
best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody
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When Alfred Hitchcock moved to television and hosted Alfred Hitchcock
Presents in 1955, he became a pop culture icon known for his "gallows
humor." Similar to Raymond on old time radio's horror favorite Inner
Sanctum, Alfred Hitchcock would crack witty remarks about the grim
psychological topics on the show.
As a very visual film maker, Alfred Hitchcock work on radio in less
known. However, Hitchcock was a master marketer of his films and
utilized the power of the radio to promote his movies on radio shows
like Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, Screen Guild
Theater, Suspense, Academy Award Theater, and more.