Dedicated Fan Compiles Every Alfred Hitchcock Cameo Ever Made In His Films
Jun 4, 2015
There were two recurring themes of his cameos. He often carried a musical instrument when making an appearance and he was often using a form of public transportation. Many times, he was a casual passerby in the crowd of a public transportation location (train station, airport, etc.). Most of his cameos appear early in the film, and there is usually some level of humor associated with his character.
Alfred Hitchcock was an English film director and producer that pioneered many new techniques, propelling suspense and psychological thrillers to mainstream cinema. One interesting tidbit is that Hitchcock often made cameo appearances in his films. In fact, he appeared in 37 of his films over a 50-year period (from 1926 to 1976). He appeared twice in four of his films ("The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog," "Suspicion," "Rope," and "Under Capricorn"). There is one film, "Secret Agent," in which it is speculated that he also appeared; however, it is much debated and has never been confirmed. There are a few, although not many, that he did not appear in at all.