Alfred Hitchcock's most memorable movies
An early master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock created some of the most haunting films ever made. Take a look at 11 highlights, one of which was filmed on Long Island.
"White Shadows" (1924) Betty Compson stars in what is believed to be Hitchcock's earliest surviving feature, originally titled, "The White Shadow."
"Spellbound" (1945) A psychiatrist (Ingrid Bergman) protects an amnesia patient (Gregory Peck) accused of murder.
"Rear Window" (1954) James Stewart is a wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbors — one of whom he thinks is a murderer — from his window.
"Dial M for Murder" (1954) Anthony Dawson and Grace Kelly star in this crime thriller about an ex-tennis pro who plots his wife's murder.
"To Catch a Thief" (1955) Grace Kelly is a spoiled American rich girl and Cary Grant is a retired cat burgler on the Riviera in "To Catch A Thief."
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) Ramon (left, played by Frank Vosper) and Abbott (Peter Lorre) think they have Bob Lawrence (right, Lesli Banks) in a corner in this thriller about an assassination plot in Morocco.
"Vertigo" (1958) James Stewart and Kim Novak star in this mystery thriller about a detective who investigates an old friend's wife and becomes obsessed with her in the process.
"North by Northwest" (1959) Cary Grant is a New York ad executive on the run after foreign spies mistake him for a government agent. Parts of the action/adventure film are set on a supposed estate in Glen Cove, but were actually shot at the Phipps mansion and estate, now Old Westbury Gardens.
"Psycho" (1960) Janet Leigh, in the infamous shower scene, stars in the horror flick about a secretary who embezzles from her boss and ends up at a secluded motel, where she encounters its disturbed young proprietor.
"The Birds" (1963) Tippi Hedren is a socialite who follows a love interest to a Northern California town that is soon overcome with vicious birds.
"Torn Curtain" (1966) Paul Newman and Julie Andrews star in this thriller about an American scientist who defects to Germany.