Appearances in His Own Films
(in reverse chronological order,)
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|Stage Fright (1950)||Walking by, and then turning back to give a prolonged side-look and stare at Eve Gill (Jane Wyman) on the sidewalk. He is unconvinced and puzzled by her disguise to pose as Doris Tinsdale - the replacement maid of Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich).||39 minutes|
|Under Capricorn (1949)||Two appearances:
(a) In Sydney's town square during a parade, in the milling crowd wearing a grayish coat and brown hat (right side of picture, back to camera?).
(b) One of three men on the steps of Government House.
|Rope (1948)||Two appearances:
(a) in the opening credits, one of two pedestrians walking up a NYC sidewalk and passing a fire hydrant (he's holding a newspaper, and a woman is on his left).
(b) Hitchcock's trademark silhouette/caricatured profile can be seen briefly but blurrily on a flashing red neon sign seen in the far distance through the apartment window. His recognizable profile is above the word "Reduco" - a fictitious weight-loss product.
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|The Paradine Case (1947)||Disembarking from the train at England's Cumberland Train Station, carrying a cello case, and just behind Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck).||38 minutes|
|Notorious (1946)||As a guest at a grand party in Alex Sebastian's (Claude Rains) mansion, lifting a glass of champagne to sip at the champagne table, and then quickly leaving.||64 minutes|
|Spellbound (1945)||As Dr. Constance Peterson (Ingrid Bergman) enters the Empire State Hotel lobby, Hitchcock (in a double-breasted suit) is coming out of a crowded elevator, carrying a small violin case and daintily smoking a cigarette.||43 minutes|
|Lifeboat (1944)||In "before" and "after" pictures displayed in a newspaper ad for Reduco Obesity Slayer, a slimming 'fat reduction' product - a men's corset, on the back side of a newspaper being read by Gus Smith (William Bendix) on the lifeboat.||25 minutes|
|Shadow of A Doubt (1943)||On the train to Santa Rosa carrying Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten), playing a card game (and having a potentially-winning hand - a full house of spades) with a husband-doctor and wife couple, with his back to the camera on the left side of the frame.||17 minutes|
|Saboteur (1942)||Not easily identifiable. At a NY news-stand, standing just behind the saboteur's car (carrying Barry Kane (Robert Cummings)) that pulls up in front of the Cut Rate Drugs store window.||64 minutes|
(a) Walking a horse across the screen at the hunt meet.
(b) Mailing a letter at a village pillar mailbox, in a long-shot, as Mrs. Newsham (Isabel Jeans) parks her car outside the post office to meet a friend in town.
|Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)||Walking with a cigarette past Mr. David Smith (Robert Montgomery) in front of his building where he lives with wife Ann Smith (Carole Lombard).||43 minutes|
|Foreign Correspondent (1940)||After Johnny Jones (Joel McCrea) leaves his hotel in London, Hitchcock - almost directly in front of him, is walking down the street wearing a coat and hat and looking down while reading a newspaper. Jones hears the hotel concierge call out Van Meer's name and runs back.||12 minutes|
|Rebecca (1940)||Walking behind Jack Favell (George Sanders) who was speaking to a policeman after making a phone call in a phone booth.||126 minutes|
|The Lady Vanishes (1938, UK)||Walking on the platform of London's Victoria Station (as Gilbert Redman (Michael Redgrave) and Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood) return to the city), wearing a black coat and puffing on a cigarette.||92 minutes|
|Young and Innocent (1937, UK)||Outside the public entrance to the courthouse just after Robert Tisdall (Derrick De Marney) has managed to make an escape from incompetent police, posing as a photographer (director!) and holding a camera at waist-level.||16 minutes|
|Secret Agent (1936, UK)||(Very Speculative) Coming down a ship's gangplank (wearing a bowler hat, with a mustache), appearing just before British novelist and war hero Captain Edgar Brodie/aka spy Richard Ashenden (John Gielgud).||8 minutes|
|Sabotage (1936, UK)||Walking on a sidewalk from the center to left of screen, looking up right after the lights are turned back on and before the lady shuts the kiosk window.||9 minutes|
|The 39 Steps (1935, UK)||As a passerby, tossing some litter (a white piece of paper) away in front of a bus at a bus stop, while Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) and Miss Smith/Annabella (Lucie Mannheim) escape from the music theater commotion.||7 minutes|
|The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934, UK)||(Speculative) Walking across a road in a dark trench coat as a bus passes.||33 minutes|
|Murder! (1930, UK)||Walking with a female companion past the boarding house - the scene of the murder crime - in front of a few other people (including Sir John Menier (Herbert Marshall) who is leaving with Dulcie (Phyllis Konstam) and Ted Markham (Edward Chapman)).||60 minutes|
|Blackmail (1929, UK)||After girlfriend Alice White (Anny Ondra) and Detective Frank Webber (John Longden) leave the police station, they board a London Underground train. Hitchcock is seated to the left of the frame in the subway carriage behind them, as he is bothered, irritated and angered by a small boy (who pulls his hat over his face) as he reads a book. He engages in a stare-down with the lad. (19-second long cameo, one of his longest)||11 minutes|
|Easy Virtue (1927, UK)||Outside a lawn tennis court in the South of France, he is a chubby passer-by who walks near a side gate, carrying a walking stick or cane and wearing spats, near where Larita Filton (Isabel Jeans) is seated.||21 minutes|
|The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927, UK)||Two
(a) At a desk in a newsroom (with back to camera).
(b) As a bystander/spectator in the crowd behind an upper railing, wearing a flat gray cap, watching an arrest taking place below, as an angry crowd tries to beat up the unpopular lodger.