Alfred Hitchcock's

Film Cameo Appearances

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Hitchcock's Cameo Appearances
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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:

(Speculative) (a) In Sydney's town square during a parade, in the milling crowd wearing a grayish coat and tall brown hat (right side of picture, back to camera?).

(b) One of three men on the steps of Government House (in the middle of the picture), wearing a coat and hat.

(a) 3 minutes

(b) 12 minutes

Rope (1948)
Two appearances:

(a) in the opening credits, one of two pedestrians (a couple) walking up a NYC sidewalk and passing a fire hydrant to their right (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.

(a) Beginning of film (after opening credits)

(b) 55 minutes

The Paradine Case (1947)
Disembarking from the train at England's Cumberland Train Station, smoking (a cigar?) and carrying a cello case, and just to the left of and behind Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck), before turning to his left and exiting the frame.

38 minutes

Notorious (1946)
As a guest at a grand party in Alex Sebastian's (Claude Rains) mansion, having his glass filled at the champagne table and lifting the glass to entirely down its contents, and then quickly leaving.

64 minutes

Spellbound (1945)
As Dr. Constance Petersen (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. He turns to his left and walks out of the frame.

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 ("There's a piece in here about some people that were adrift in a lifeboat for 80 days. Say, maybe we can beat that record").

25 minutes

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
On the train to Santa Rosa, California that was carrying Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten), playing a card game (and fanning out his cards to reveal that he has a potentially-winning hand - a straight flush of all the spades in the deck) with a husband-doctor and wife couple, with his back to the camera on the left side of the frame. The doctor takes a look at Hitchcock and notes: "You don't look very well, either."

16 minutes

Saboteur (1942)

Speaking to an unidentified woman, and standing in front of the Cut Rate Drugs store window (in NYC), as the saboteur's car (carrying fugitive Barry Kane (Robert Cummings)) pulls up.

65 minutes

Suspicion (1941)
Two appearances:

(Speculative) (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.

(a) 3-4 minutes

(b) 45 minutes

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Walking with a cigarette (from left to right) by Mr. David Smith (Robert Montgomery) in front of his hotel building where he lives with wife Ann Smith (Carole Lombard).

43 minutes

Foreign Correspondent (1940)
After US reporter Johnny Jones/Huntley Haverstock (Joel McCrea) for the New York Morning Globe leaves the Carlton Hotel in London, Hitchcock is walking down the sidewalk past Johnny (going in the opposite direction). He is wearing a coat and American hat (not a typical derby-bowler hat) and looking down while reading a newspaper. Behind him, Jones hears the hotel concierge call out Dutch diplomat Van Meer's name, turns, and runs back to join the statesman in a taxi ride.

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.

127 minutes
British-Film Appearances (below) - 6 confirmed instances

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.

93 minutes

Young and Innocent (1937, UK) (aka The Girl Was Young)
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 (he's the director!) and holding a camera at waist-level - and fiddling with it.

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)
(Speculative) Walking across a sidewalk from the center to left of screen, looking up right after the lights are turned back on in front of the Bijou, 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 or white cigarette box) 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.

34 minutes

Number Seventeen (1932)
(Speculative) A passenger on a bus, in the middle of the frame.

51 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 a passenger 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)

10-11 minutes

Easy Virtue (1928, UK)
(Speculative) 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 appearances:

(a) At a desk in a newsroom (with back to camera), Hitchcock was on the phone.

(Speculative) (b) As a bystander/spectator with a beard (fake?) in the mob 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.

(a) 5

(b) 84 minutes
(far and close-up)

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