One of the joys of taking in a Hitchcock film is catching the director’s cameo within it. From The Birds to Frenzy, Hitch made many great cameos.
There are two distinct periods in Alfred Hitchcock’s filmography. There is his earlier British period and his later 28-film American period (movies such as Under Capricorn, Stage Fright, and Frenzy are British films). The American period started with Rebecca in 1940. From that period on, Hitchcock made a cameo appearance in nearly all of his films.
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While Hitch made intermittent walk-on appearances in his earlier films, it became more of a treat for fans as his career went on. Usually, he’d just walk by the camera, sometimes holding a musical instrument, sometimes empty-handed. The best bit parts found a way to change things up, with some cameos being more memorable than others.