A Blind Person's Guide To Hitchcock Cameos
THE LODGER (1926): At a desk in a newsroom and later in the crowd
watching an arrest.
EASY VIRTUE (1927): Walking past a tennis court, carrying a walking
BLACKMAIL (1929): Being bothered by a small boy as he reads a book
in the subway.
MURDER (1930): Walking past the house where the murder was committed,
about an hour into the movie.
THE 39 STEPS (1935): Tossing some litter while Robert Donat and
Lucie Mannheim run from the theater, seven minutes into the movie.
YOUNG AND INNOCENT (1938): Outside the courthouse, holding a camera.
THE LADY VANISHES (1938): Very near the end of the movie, in Victoria
Station, wearing a black coat and smoking a cigarette.
REBECCA (1940): Walking near the phone booth in the final part
of the film just after George Sanders makes a call.
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940): Early in the movie, after Joel McCrea
leaves his hotel, wearing a coat and hat and reading a newspaper.
MR. AND MRS. SMITH (1941): Midway through, passing Robert Montgomery
in front of his building.
SUSPICION (1941): mailing a letter at the village postbox about
45 minutes in.
SABOTEUR (1942): Standing in front of Cut Rate Drugs in New York
as the saboteur's car stops, an hour in.
SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943): On the train to Santa Rosa, playing cards.
LIFEBOAT (1944): In the "before" and "after" pictures in the newspaper
ad for Reduco Obesity Slayer.
SPELLBOUND (1945): Coming out of an elevator at the Empire Hotel,
carrying a violin case and smoking a cigarette, 40 minutes in.
NOTORIOUS (1946): At a big party in Claude Rains's mansion, drinking
champae and then quickly departing, an hour after the film begins.
THE PARADINE CASE (1947): Leaving the train and Cumberland Station,
carrying a cello.
ROPE (1948): His trademark can be seen briefly on a neon sign in
the view from the apartment window.
UNDER CAPRICORN (1949): In the town square during a parade, wearing
a blue coat and brown hat, in the first five minutes. Ten minutes
later, he is one of three men on the steps of Government House.
STAGE FRIGHT (1950): Turning to look at Jane Wyman in her disguise
as Marlene Dietrich's maid. S
TRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951): Boarding a train with a double bass
fiddle as Farley Granger gets off in his hometown, early in the
I CONFESS (1953): Crossing the top of a staircase after the opening
DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954): On the left side of the class-reunion
photo, thirteen minutes into the film.
REAR WINDOW (1954): Winding the clock in the songwriter's apartment,
a half hour into the movie.
TO CATCH A THIEF (1955): Ten minutes in, sitting to the left of
Cary Grant on a bus.
THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1955): Walking past the parked limousine
of an old man who is looking at paintings, twenty minutes into the
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956): Watching acrobats in the Moroccan
marketplace (his back to the camera) just before the murder.
THE WRONG MAN (1956): Narrating the film's prologue.
VERTIGO (1958): In a gray suit walking in the street, eleven minutes
NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959): Missing a bus during the opening credits.
PSYCHO (1960): Four minutes in, through Janet Leigh's window as
she returns to her office. He is wearing a cowboy hat.
THE BIRDS (1963): Leaving the pet shop with two white terriers
as Tippi Hedren enters.
MARNIE (1964): Entering from the left of the hotel corridor after
Tippi Hedren passes by, five minutes in.
TORN CURTAIN (1966): Early in the film, sitting in the Hotel d'Angleterre
lobby with a blond baby.
TOPAZ (1969): Being pushed in a wheelchair in an airport, half
an hour in. Hitchcock gets up from the chair, shakes hands with
a man, and walks off to the right.
FRENZY (1972): In the center of a crowd, wearing a bowler hat,
three minutes into the film; he is the only one not applauding the
FAMILY PLOT (1976): In silhouette through the door of the Registrar
of Births and Deaths, 41 minutes into the movie.