Before Hollywood beckoned, Alfred Hitchcock directed some of the best British films ever made, many of them suspenseful thrillers that predicted his later, more famous American movies.
From silent crime dramas clearly influenced by German expressionism to witty thrillers featuring sparring couples, these are essential films for any cinema lover wishing to know more about the master of suspense.
The 39 Steps
Thriller193583 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Sublime and suspenseful version of the popular John Buchan spy thriller from the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock.
Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Crime192691 minsSilentDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Ivor Novello plays a strange lodger who may be behind a number of Jack the Ripper-style killings in Alfred Hitchcock’s silent thriller.
Drama1927105 minsSilentDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock’s fifth film features an early variation on his fabled ‘wrong man’plot, as Ivor Novello stands accused of getting a girl pregnant.
Young and Innocent
Thriller193783 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
In Hitchcock's early thriller, the witness to a murder is accused of the crime, evading arrest to track the real killer.
Thriller193677 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
A cinema owner works with a ring of terrorists, with drastic effects on his wife and her brother, in Hitchcock’s London-set thriller.