Alfred Hitchcock's
Film Cameo
Appearances in His Own Films

Part 2

Hitchcock's Cameo Appearances in His Own Films
(in reverse chronological order,)
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Film Title
Description of Hitchcock Cameo
Minutes Into Film (approx.)
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.
3 minutes

13 minutes
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.
Beginning of film (after opening credits)

55 minutes
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
Suspicion (1941) Two appearances:

(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.

4 minutes

47 minutes

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 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. 11 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 appearances:

(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.

3 minutes

92 minutes

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