Alfred Hitchcock the “Master of Suspense” was born on this day in 1899

Today we look back at the top 5 films by the “Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock the “Master of Suspense” was born on this day in 1899

Born in London on August 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock worked for a short time in engineering before entering the film industry in 1919. He left for Hollywood in 1939, where his first American film, Rebecca, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more than 50 films, including the classics Rear Window, The 39 Steps and Psycho. Nicknamed the “Master of Suspense,” Hitchcock received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1979 and was knighted in December that year, four months before he died. His fifty-three films garnered a total of 46 Oscar nominations and 6 wins. By 2016 seven of his films had been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, including his personal favorite, Shadow of a Doubt (1943). Here are the top 5 films by the “Master of Suspense”.



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