Blackmail, sabotage, and other Hitchcockian delights
The Master of Suspense honed his craft in a string of early-career triumphs made in his native Britain. See thirteen of them now on the Channel!
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Before he took Hollywood by storm, Alfred Hitchcock was already renowned as a brilliant stylist and storyteller in his native Britain. In this thirteen-film Criterion Channel series, we're revisiting the early-career triumphs that introduced audiences to his dark thematic obsessions and earned him the moniker "the Master of Suspense."
Looking for a place to start? One of the most clever and entertaining delights in the Hitchcock canon, The 39 Steps is an ingeniously executed, relentlessly paced man-on-the-run thriller whose jaw-dropping set pieces anticipate a number of the director's Hollywood masterpieces, including North by Northwest and Psycho.