Cameo list courtesy of Col Needham, founder of The Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/
In silhouette through the door of the Registrar of
Births and Deaths, 41 minutes into the movie.
In the center of a crowd, wearing a bowler hat, three
minutes into the film; he is the only one not applauding the speaker.
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.
Early in the film, sitting in the Hotel d’Angleterre
lobby with a blond baby.
Entering from the left of the hotel corridor after Tippi
Hedren passes by, five minutes in.
Leaving the pet shop with two white terriers as Tippi
Four minutes in, through Janet Leigh’s window as she returns
to her office. He is wearing a cowboy hat.
North By Northwest
Missing a bus during the opening credits.
In a gray suit walking in the street, eleven minutes in.
Wrong Man, The
Narrating the film’s prologue.
Man Who Knew Too Much, The
Watching acrobats in the Moroccan marketplace (his back to the
camera) just before the murder.
Trouble With Harry, The
Walking past the parked limousine of an old man who is looking
at paintings, twenty minutes into the film.
To Catch A Thief
Ten minutes in, sitting to the left of Cary Grant
on a bus.
Winding the clock in the songwriter’s apartment, a half
hour into the movie.
Dial M for Murder
On the left side of the class-reunion photo,
thirteen minutes into the film.
Crossing the top of a staircase after the opening credits.
Strangers on A Train
Boarding a train with a double bass fiddle as
Farley Granger gets off in his hometown, early in the film.
Turning to look at Jane Wyman in her disguise as
Marlene Dietrich’s maid.
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.
His trademark can be seen briefly on a neon sign in the view from the apartment window, approximately 55 minutes into the movie.
Paradine Case, The
Leaving the train and Cumberland Station, carrying a cello.
At a big party in Claude Rains’s mansion, drinking champagne and then quickly departing, an hour after the film begins.
Coming out of an elevator at the Empire Hotel,
carrying a violin case and smoking a cigarette, 40 minutes in.
In the “before” and “after” pictures in the newspaper ad for Reduco Obesity Slayer.
Shadow of A Doubt
On the train to Santa Rosa, playing cards.
Standing in front of Cut Rate Drugs in New York as the
saboteur’s car stops, an hour in.
TWO Cameos: Mailing a letter at the village postbox about 45 minutes in. Hitch is also seen walking a horse across the screen early on at a hunt meet.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Midway through, passing Robert Montgomery in front of his building.
Early in the movie, after Joel McCrea leaves his hotel, wearing a coat and hat and reading a newspaper.
Walking near the phone booth in the final part of the film
just after George Sanders makes a call.
Lady Vanishes, The
Very near the end of the movie, in Victoria
Station, wearing a black coat and smoking a cigarette.
Young and Innocent
Outside the courthouse, holding a camera.
39 Steps, The
Tossing some litter while Robert Donat and Lucie
Mannheim run from the theater, seven minutes into the movie.
Walking past the house where the murder was committed, about an hour into the movie.
Being bothered by a small boy as he reads a book in
Walking past a tennis court, carrying a walking stick.
At a desk in a newsroom and later in the crowd watching an arrest.
Dip in the Pool, Alfred Hitchcock Presents
As a cover picture on a magazine a passenger is reading. This is the only cameo Hitch took in a television show. (His opening remarks on Alfred Hitchcock Presents do not count)
Thanks for the list. It helped us find him in The Man Who Knew Too Much.
We are watching the Hitchcock marathon on tcm this weekend and this list was great. Thanks
Alfred hitchcock’s movie, “Number Seventeen” (1932), must be the only movie he directed in which he did not make a cameo. Does anyone know of any others?
On Psycho, I thought Hitchcock was seen crossing the street in front of Janet Leigh’s car as she was leaving the city after she makes off with the money?
To Rick Danna: There are many without a Hitchcock appearance, especially the early films, such as THE MANXMAN, THE FARMER’S WIFE, THE RING, etc. All you have to do is compare the list of all Hitchcock’s films with the one above.
To Alice Cooksey: But keep in mind that the one you’re talking about is the REMNAKE of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” by Hitchcock. There’s no cameo appearance on the first.
Was Hitchcock ever in a cameo or guest spot on the “Bewitched” TV show? Does anyone here know?
I found a film clip montage of his cameo appearances on YouTube, just type in Alfred Hitchcock’s cameo appearances. Here’s the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW6Rdiqlg2E&feature=player_embedded
It shows all but 7 of the movies on this list. Missing are; Blackmail, Easy Virtue, Foreign Correspondent, Spellbound, Suspicion, The Paradine Case and Under Capricorn.
In “North by Northwest,” he can also be seen when they do a longer shot of the United Nations building, I think.
I’m fairly sure that in The Trouble With Harry, the man walking past the paintings is not Hitch. I have loked at that clip numerous times, and am fairly certain that is not the director.