Champagne (1928)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1928.  British International Pictures.  Story by Walter C. Mycroft, Scenario by Eliot Stannard, Screenplay by Alfred Hitchcock.  Cinematography by Jack E. Cox.  Produced by John Maxwell.  Production Design by Michael Powell. Alfred Hitchcock directs this social satire about a spoiled-rich heiress who is so indulgent…

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1927.  Gainsborough Pictures, Carlyle Blackwell Productions.  Screenplay by Eliot Stannard, from the novel and play by Marie Belloc Lowndes.  Cinematography by Gaetano di Ventimiglia.  Produced by Michael Balcon, Carlyle Blackwell.  Production Design by C. Wilfred Arnold, Bertram Evans.  Film Editing by Ivor Montagu. This early classic by Alfred Hitchcock shows the…

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Topaz (1969)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1969.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel by Leon Uris.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler. Alfred Hitchcock returns to a Cold War theme following his underwhelming Torn…

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Family Plot (1976)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the novel The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning.  Cinematography by Leonard J. South.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.   A wealthy dowager (Cathleen Nesbitt) enlists her psychic (Barbara…

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Frenzy (1972)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   Masterful work from the last period…

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I Confess (1953)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by George Tabori, William Archibald, based on the play by Paul Anthelme.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Ted Haworth, John Beckman.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.   Though even the most diehard Hitchcock enthusiasts find this to be…

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Rebecca (1940)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, adaptation by Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by W. Donn…

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Torn Curtain (1966)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian Moore.  Cinematography by John F. Warren.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Hein Heckroth.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Bud Hoffman.  One of Hitchcock’s dullest thrillers is this uneventful espionage adventure. Two scientists (Paul Newman, Julie Andrews) are attending a…

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Strangers On A Train (1951)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde, adaptation by Whitfield Cook, from the novel by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler.   Exceptional Alfred Hitchcock thriller that fans of The…

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Jamaica Inn (1939)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1939.  Mayflower Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison, dialogue by Sidney Gilliat, contuinity by Alma Reville, additional dialogue by J.B. Priestley, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Bernard Knowles, Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Erich Pommer.  Music by Eric Fenby.  Production Design by Thomas N….

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Marnie (1964)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1964.  Universal Pictures, Geoffrey Stanley.  Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen, based on the novel by Winston Graham.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   This middling effort by Alfred Hitchcock is a psychologically sound…

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Stage Fright (1950)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1950.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Whitfield Cook, adaptation by Alma Reville, based on the novel Man Running by Selwyn Jepson.  Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Leighton Lucas.  Production Design by Terence Verity.  Costume Design by Christian Dior.  Film Editing by Edward B. Jarvis.  Even the camera plays…

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