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.

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"White Shadows" (1924) Betty Compson stars in what is believed to be Hitchcock's earliest surviving feature, originally titled, "The White Shadow."

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"Spellbound" (1945) A psychiatrist (Ingrid Bergman) protects an amnesia patient (Gregory Peck) accused of murder.

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"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.


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"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.

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"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."

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.


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"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.

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"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.

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"Torn Curtain" (1966) Paul Newman and Julie Andrews star in this thriller about an American scientist who defects to Germany.

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