The Criterion Collection
A supreme technician and innovative stylist, Alfred Hitchcock always left his indelible stamp on his productions. From the wit, romance, and fast-paced action of the 1930s British-made thrillers The 30 Steps and The Lady Vanishes to the bittersweet blend of lush romance and spy thriller in the 1946 Hollywood production Notorious, Hitchcock continually flaunted a peerless formal mastery as he capitalized on a wide variety of genres. In the 1940 Academy Award-winning Rebecca and 1945 psychoanalytic thriller Spellbound, Hitchcock also proved himself a keen surveyor of the human mind, incisively exploring the psychology of fear and sexual repression within the context of films that entertained audiences of the day and ensured that his career would be one of the most illustrious in the history of cinema.
Starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Claude Rains, and Cary Grant, these five acclaimed films bridge Hitchcock's early British masterworks to his triumphant American collaborations with producer David O. Selznick, and present the legendary director at his unparalled best, creating films which are exemplars of suspense and cinematic virtuosity.
- The 39 Steps
- The Lady Vanishes