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The Suspenseful Alfred Hitchcock Movies Quiz
by Staff
He was called "the master of suspense," and he is one of the most famous directors in history. How much do you know about Alfred Hitchcock's movies?

Which actor headlined Hitchcock's "Rear Window?"

  • Robert Cummings
  • James Stewart
  • Ray Milland

On how many films did Hitchcock serve as director?

  • 69
  • 58
  • 47

For how many Academy Awards was "Rebecca" nominated?

  • 9
  • 11
  • 13

In which year did Hitchcock release his directorial debut?

  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1928

What role does Paul Newman play in 1966's "Torn Curtain?"

  • chemist
  • mathematician
  • rocket scientist

Which movie is strongly influenced by a real-life story?

  • "Under Capricorn"
  • "The 39 Steps"
  • "The Wrong Man"

Which of the following Hitchcock films served as wartime propaganda?

  • "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
  • "Watchtower Over Tomorrow"
  • "Secret Agent"

Where is 1939's "Jamaica Inn" set?

  • The Bahamas
  • England
  • Jamaica

Bruce Dern was a star in which Hitchcock film from 1976?

  • "The Wrong Man"
  • "Marnie"
  • "Family Plot"

The movie "Spellbound" opens with a quote from which writer?

  • Mark Twain
  • William Shakespeare
  • William Blake

Which film features English families battling over land?

  • "The Skin Game"
  • "Jamaica Inn"
  • "The Farmer's Wife"

How many times was Hitchcock nominated for Best Director?

  • nine times
  • five times
  • three times

Which film starred both Ray Milland and Grace Kelly?

  • "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"
  • "Dial M for Murder"
  • "The Man Who Knew Too Much"

A beguiling psychopath meets a tennis player in which movie?

  • "Strangers on a Train"
  • "Psycho"
  • "Stage Fright"

Universal forced Hitchcock to change the ending of which movie?

  • "Topaz"
  • "The Ring"
  • "The Spanish Jade"

How many silent Hitchcock films are still available?

  • nine
  • five
  • two

Who won an Academy Award for Best Song for "The Man Who Knew Too Much?"

  • Doris Day
  • Grace Kelly
  • Brenda De Banzie

Which film was created to make it look as if it was shot in real time, in one long take?

  • "Torn Curtain"
  • "Lifeboat"
  • "Rope"

The plot for "Lifeboat" is sparked by an attack on a ship during which conflict?

  • World War I
  • World War II
  • The Korean War

Which film stars Michael Redgrave?

  • "Murder!"
  • "The Lady Vanishes"
  • "Lord Camber's Ladies"

Which film is the only one released by Paramount and still owned by the company of the same name?

  • "Rich and Strange"
  • "The Wrong Man"
  • "To Catch a Thief"

Why did Hitchcock try to buy all copies of the book "Psycho?"

  • He developed a serious dislike for the author.
  • He thought the book was substandard compared to the screenplay.
  • He didn't want the book to spoil the movie's plot.

Why did Walt Disney reportedly refuse to let Hitchcock use Disneyland to film scenes for "The Blind Man?"

  • Hitchcock stole his wife.
  • He was repulsed by "Psycho."
  • He had a years-long feud with Hitchcock.

Which movie was based on a story written by Daphne du Maurier?

  • "The Birds"
  • "Rear Window"
  • "Frenzy"

What contributed heavily to the fact that "The Short Night" was never completed?

  • Hitchcock's poor health
  • A labor strike
  • Downturn in the economy

Which movie was the first to use a dolly zoom, a technique that zooms a zooming lens?

  • "Sabotage"
  • "Vertigo"
  • "Stage Fright"

In which year was "Psycho" selected for preservation in the National Film Registry?

  • 2000
  • 1992
  • 1984

What occupation does Ingrid Bergman have in "Spellbound?"

  • psychologist
  • accountant
  • lawyer

In "Psycho," how much money does Marion Crane embezzle before winding up at a lonely motel?

  • $40,000
  • $150,000
  • $1 million

Which film is the only one based on an original screenplay written by Hitchcock?

  • "The Ring"
  • "Psycho"
  • "Downhill"