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  1. Lou
    Lou at |

    Sadly, "The Wrong Man" has become more truthful with every passing day.

  2. Josh
    Josh at |

    You must watch the Trouble with Harry. It is dark comedy in its highest form. One of my favorite Hitchcock movies.

    1. Nathanael Hood
      Nathanael Hood at |

      I know! That's why I put it on this list!

      I mean, we always knew that Hitchcock had a sense of humor, but I don't anybody saw the pure genius of "The Trouble With Harry."

      "Please, don't make me dig up that body again!"

  3. Tanya Bennett
    Tanya Bennett at |

    Frenzy is one of my favorite movies of all time – it's so good!

  4. Terry Bigham
    Terry Bigham at |

    Michael Powell, who worked with Hitch in his early days in the industry, wrote in his "A Life In Movies" that he came up with the idea of placing the climactic chase of "Blackmail" in the British Museum and suggested it to Hitch. Powell's cult chiller "Peeping Tom' was released roughly the same time as Hitch's "Psycho".

  5. Michael
    Michael at |

    I agree with all of your choices except "The Wrong Man," which is just dreary by any standards. I'd substitute the experimental-but-gripping all-in-long-takes "Rope" instead.

    "Young & Innocent" is a real gem and of all the Hitch films on your list is probably the one least known to Americans, probably because there's not a single "famous name" involved in the cast — but it is first-rate Hitchcock that can stand proudly alongside any of his films from 30s and 40s.

    And "Foreign Correspondent" is one of my all-time favorite Hitchcock movies. Spielberg included a brief visual homage/reference to it in "Minority Report."

  6. Josh R
    Josh R at |

    Of your list I particularly liked Young and Innocent (very charming), Stage Fright (great Dietrich), I Confess (great acting esp by Clift and Dolly Haas the muderer’s wife, photography, and score), The Wrong Man (somber but very moving), and Frenzy (exciting although a little over the top). I esp did not like Foreign Correspondent although it has all the great Hitchcock elements I thought the story makes no sense and trivializes what really was going on in Europe at the time. I would however add to your list of forgotten Hitchcock gems The Paradine Case for its great character studies and acting esp by Laughton who is a real hoot and The Lady Vanishes (not sure if it qualifies as ‘forgotten’) Hitchcock’s early masterpiece with the great character of Mrs Froy.

  7. Stephanie
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    I don’t know how “overlooked” it is, but whenever I tell people my favorite Hitchcock film is Torn Curtain, most people say “what?” It’s a great political thriller, with one of the most intense scenes in his repertoire, without getting too spoilery, it’s the scene with Paul Newman and the lady in the farmhouse when the SS guy shows up.


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