Alfred Hitchcock - The Signature Collection
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Alfred Hitchcock - The Signature Collection

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Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, Farley Granger

     
 
One of the most famous directors in the history of movies, Alfred Hitchcock has nine of his best films collected in this box set from Warner Bros. Strangers on a Train, North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, Suspicion, I Confess, Foreign Correspondent, The Wrong Man, Stage Fright, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Overview

One of the most famous directors in the history of movies, Alfred Hitchcock has nine of his best films collected in this box set from Warner Bros. Strangers on a Train, North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, Suspicion, I Confess, Foreign Correspondent, The Wrong Man, Stage Fright, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith are each presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. While each of the discs boasts a making-of documentary, only the Strangers on a Train disc offers a vast array of extras. In addition to a commentary track featuring a variety of people who have an interest in the film, a second version of the film is offered. That cut of the movie, uncovered in 1991, was a preview edition put together before the theatrical cut. Although each of these discs is a available individually, this box set offers the most cost-effective way to acquire all nine titles.

Editorial Reviews

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Alfred Hitchcock was named by Entertainment Weekly as the Greatest Director of All Time. A solid case for this could be made with The Signature Collection, featuring nine classics from the Master of Suspense -- seven of which are available for the first time on DVD. The most anticipated of these is 1951's Strangers on a Train, starring Farley Granger as a champion tennis player who meets pushy playboy Robert Walker while en route to Washington, D.C. Both men have problems, and when Walker suggests they take care of each other's dirty work, a morbid chain of events is unleashed. The two-disc Strangers on a Train features the original theatrical release as well as an alternate "preview" version of the film, commentaries, featurettes, and more. Also included in The Signature Collection are Dial M for Murder (originally shown in 3-D); Foreign Correspondent, starring Joel McCrea; Henry Fonda in The Wrong Man; Marlene Dietrich and Jane Wyman in Stage Fright; Montgomery Clift and Karl Malden in I Confess; Mr. and Mrs. Smith, one of Hitchcock's rare forays into comedy; Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine in Suspicion; and the previously available, Oscar-winning North by Northwest.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
UPC:
0085393981426
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
16:05:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new making-of documentaries with each movie; Vintage newsreels; Two versions of the film Strangers on a Train; Theatrical trailers; And more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carole Lombard Ann Smith aka Ann Krausheimer
Cary Grant Johnnie Aysgarth,Roger O. Thornhill
Farley Granger Guy Haines
Henry Fonda Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero (Manny)
Jane Wyman Eve Gill
Joel McCrea Johnny Jones
Montgomery Clift Father Michael William Logan
Ray Milland Tom Wendice
Anne Baxter Ruth Grandfort
Eva Marie Saint Eve Kendall
Grace Kelly Margot Wendice
Joan Fontaine Lina McLaidlaw
Laraine Day Carol Fisher
Marlene Dietrich Charlotte Inwood
Robert Montgomery David Smith
Robert Walker Bruno Anthony
Vera Miles Rose Balestrero
Anthony Quayle Frank O'Connor
Cedric Hardwicke Gen. McLaidlaw
Gene Raymond Jeff Custer
Herbert Marshall Stephen Fisher
James Mason Phillip Vandamm
Karl Malden Inspector Larrue
Michael Wilding Insp. Wilfred Smith
Robert Cummings Mark Halliday
Ruth Roman Ann Morton
Brian Aherne Willy Robertson, Attorney
George Sanders Scott Folliott
Harold J. Stone Lt. Bowers
Jack Carson Chuck Benson
Jesse Royce Landis Clara Thornhill
John Williams Chief Inspector Hubbard
Leo G. Carroll Senator Morton,The Professor
Nigel Bruce Beaky Thwaite
Richard Todd Jonathan Cooper
Albert Basserman Van Meer
Anthony Dawson Captain Swan Lesgate
Charles Cooper Matthews, a detective
May Whitty Mrs. McLaidlaw
Kay Walsh Nellie Goode
O.E. Hasse Otto Keller
Patricia Hitchcock Barbara Morton
Philip Merivale Mr. Custer
Laura Elliot Miriam Haines
Marion Lorne Mrs. Anthony
Jonathan Hale Mr. Anthony
Howard St. John Capt. Turley

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Strangers on a Train - Final Release Version
1. Credits; Duet for Two Feet.
2. Stangers Meet.
3. Everything Before You Die.
4. Crisscross.
5. Man With a Bass Fiddle.
6. A Family Quarrel.
7. Another Family at Odds.
8. Eyes on Miriam.
9. Tunnel of Love.
10. Murder Reflected.
11. Collins' Serenade.
12. Midnight Meeting.
13. What People Think and Say.
14. Faulty Memory.
15. Just Some Tennis Fan.
16. The Tennis Club.
17. Sen. Morton's Party.
18. By the Throat.
19. "He Was Strangling Me."
20. "How Did You Get Him to Do It?"
21. Bruno's House.
22. Walking Out on a Very Clever Fellow.
23. Deaf Ears at the Anthony Manse.
24. Tennis Match Begins.
25. Bruno Bound for Metcalf.
26. Down the Drain.
27. Guy Bound for Metcalf.
28. Return to the Carnival.
29. Familiar Faces.
30. Out of Control.
31. Crash Landing.
32. Farewell to a Very Clever Fellow.
33. "I Beg Your Pardon."
Side #2 -- Strangers on a Train - Preview Version
1. Credits; Duet for Two Feet.
2. Strangers Meet.
3. Everything Before You Die.
4. Crisscross.
5. Man With a Bass Fiddle.
6. A Family Quarrel.
7. Another Family at Odds.
8. Eyes on Miriam.
9. Tunnel of Love.
10. Murder Reflected.
11. Collins' Serenade.
12. Midnight Meeting.
13. What People Think and Say.
14. Faulty Memory.
15. Just Some Tennis Fan.
16. The Tennis Club.
17. Sen. Morton's Party.
18. By the Throat.
19. "He Was Strangling Me."
20. "How Did You Get Him to Do It?"
21. Bruno's House.
22. Walking Out on a Very Clever Fellow.
23. Deaf Ears at the Anthony Manse.
24. Tennis Match Begins.
25. Bruno Bound for Metcalf.
26. Down the Drain.
27. Guy Bound for Metcalf.
28. Return to the Carnival.
29. Familiar Faces.
30. Out of Control.
31. Crash Landing.
32. Farewell to a Very Clever Fellow.
33. Silly in His Tennis Clothes.
Side #3 -- Dial M for Murder
1. Credits.
2. Blackmail Note.
3. Tony Bows Out.
4. Calling About a Car.
5. School (and Hitchcock) Photo.
6. What Tony Saw.
7. Your Word Against Mine.
8. Murder Plan.
9. Key Player Paid.
10. Purse Snatcher.
11. Running Late.
12. Murder Calling.
13. Ghastly Accident.
14. Improvising a Frame-Up.
15. Intermission.
16. Chief Inspector Hubbard.
17. Reenacting the Crime.
18. Wendice's Web of Evidence.
19. Hubbard's Question.
20. Guilty.
21. Mark's Murder Scenario.
22. Troublesome Latchkeys.
23. Incriminating Attaché Case.
24. Tony's Out, Hubbard's In.
25. Key to the Case.
26. Hubbard Explains It All.
27. The Trap Is Sprung.
28. Drinking in Defeat.
Side #4 -- Foreign Correspondent
1. Credits and Foreword.
2. Ideal for Europe.
3. A Correspondent Is Born.
4. Meeting Stebbins.
5. Passing Bystander.
6. Ride With Van Meer.
7. Universal Languages.
8. Substitute Speaker.
9. Peace Conference.
10. Assassination in the Rain.
11. Chase Into the Countryside.
12. Mysterious Windmill.
13. The Inside Truth.
14. Tight Squeeze.
15. Something Fishy.
16. Hasty Exit.
17. Out of Place.
18. Crowd in Room 537.
19. Just in Love.
20. Something of a Troublemaker.
21. Cunning and Inspired.
22. Who's Protecting Who?
23. Cathedral Tower.
24. Mutually Kidnapped.
25. Overnight Stay.
26. Two Gentlemen Talking.
27. Not What He Seems.
28. No Help for Van Meer.
29. A Rescue and an Escape.
30. A Father's Confession.
31. Panic in the Air.
32. Ocean Crash.
33. Fisher's Sacrifice.
34. Front-Page Phone Call.
35. Hello, America.
36. Cast List.
Side #5 -- Suspicion
1. Credits.
2. Strangers on a Train.
3. Up Each Other's Alley.
4. What's Wrong With Lina.
5. Her Appointment.
6. Saved by the Ball.
7. Love Not as Expected.
8. See the General Jump.
9. Newlyweds.
10. Let's Be Practical.
11. Wedding Present.
12. Beaky; Missing Chairs.
13. Red Letter Day.
14. Not Good for Beaky.
15. Missing Money.
16. Tearing Her Apart.
17. You Win, Old Boy.
18. Not Lina's Business.
19. Murder Spelled Out.
20. Trip to Tangmere.
21. Lifesaver.
22. Englishman Found Dead.
23. Johnnie's Whereabouts.
24. Just as in Books.
25. Event of Her Death.
26. Look of a Murderer?
27. The Way She Feels.
28. Glass of Milk.
29. Cliffside Drive.
30. Turnaround.
31. Credits.
Side #6 -- The Wrong Man
1. Prologue and Credits.
2. Average Manny.
3. Lucky People.
4. Music Lessons.
5. Insurance Office.
6. Ride to the Station.
7. Two Store Visits.
8. You've Been Identified.
9. Same Mistake.
10. The Lineup.
11. Fingerprinted, Booked and Jailed.
12. How Could This Happen?
13. Arraignment.
14. Long Island City Jail.
15. Bailed Out and Back Home.
16. Phoning for Help.
17. Attorney O'Connor.
18. Search for Witnesses.
19. I've Let You Down.
20. Telltale Signs.
21. Rose's Breakdown.
22. The Guilty One.
23. Greenmont Sanitarium.
24. Trial Begins.
25. Eyewitness Testimony.
26. Mistrial.
27. Answered Prayers.
28. The Right Man.
29. That's Fine for You.
30. Coda.
Side #7 -- Stage Fright
1. Curtain Up on Credits.
2. Woman in a Bloody Dress.
3. Seen at the Crime Scene.
4. Escaping the Police.
5. Commodore's Suspicions.
6. She Might Murder You.
7. Why Not Ask the Police?
8. Pub Encounters.
9. Detective Inspector Smith.
10. Call Her Doris.
11. Recognizable Faces.
12. Maid Masquerade.
13. Querying the Widow.
14. Just Like Sherlock Holmes.
15. The Only Murderer Here.
16. The Laziest Gal in Town.
17. Fugitive on the Premises.
18. Surprise Guest.
19. In a Woman's Mind.
20. Rain-Soaked Blackmail.
21. Mixed Signals.
22. Shooting Lovely Ducks.
23. Bloody Unnerved.
24. No Longer Acting.
25. A Certain Dress.
26. Sacred Truth.
27. I Had a Dog Once.
28. Alone With a Killer.
29. Final Curtain.
30. Cast List.
Side #8 -- I Confess
1. Credits and a Pedestrian.
2. Church Encounter.
3. I Have Killed.
4. How Fortunate We Are.
5. Crime Scene.
6. Easy to Be Good.
7. What Two Schoolgirls Saw.
8. Not Possible to Answer.
9. A Woman in Love.
10. Ferry Rendezvous.
11. Determined to Explain.
12. A Matter of Blackmail.
13. Young Lovers.
14. Rain-Soaked Reunion.
15. Dealing With Vilette.
16. What Have I Done?
17. Killer and Confessor.
18. Through Quebec's Streets.
19. On Trial.
20. Caught in a Storm.
21. The Verdict.
22. Hostile Mob.
23. The Killer Revealed.
24. A Man Alone.
25. Final Confession.
Side #9 -- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
1. Credits.
2. Bunkered in the Bedroom.
3. Honest Answer.
4. Kinda Funny News.
5. Date With a Mistress.
6. Inhale; Don't Inhale.
7. Momma Lucy's.
8. Found Out.
9. A Second Night.
10. At and Out of Work.
11. Custer's Stand.
12. Nosing Around for a Date.
13. Eyes on Each Other.
14. Nosing Around for Sympathy.
15. Stuck at the Fair.
16. Evils of Liquor.
17. Goodnight and Thank You.
18. Meet the Parents.
19. Making Mischief and Noises.
20. Flaccid at Lake Placid.
21. Not-So-Fast Asleep.
22. Shave and Manicure.
23. The Lady Proposes.
24. The Walls Have Ears.
25. Quieter Moment.
26. Ski-Lodged.
27. Cast List.
Side #10 -- North by Northwest
1. Credits.
2. Exaggeration.
3. Kidnapped.
4. Wrong Package.
5. Forced Libation.
6. Drunk Driving.
7. In Custody.
8. What a Performance!
9. Hotelbreaking.
10. Becoming Kaplan.
11. You Gentlemen.
12. The United Nations.
13. He's Got a Knife.
14. ...Mr. Thornhill.
15. Grand Central.
16. Strangers on a Train.
17. "It's a Nice Face."
18. So Good to Him.
19. Beats Flying.
20. Message From Lady.
21. Too Many Redcaps.
22. Travel Instructions.
23. Prairie Stop Traffic.
24. Catching a Bus.
25. Crop Duster Attack.
26. Crashing Halt.
27. Surprise Visitor.
28. A Favor.
29. A Girl Like You.
30. The Auction.
31. Your Very Next Role.
32. Bid for Survival.
33. Special Orders.
34. Not a Red Herring.
35. Mount Rushmore.
36. Meeting in Woods.
37. Stop! Stop.
38. Vandamm's House.
39. Leonard's Revelation.
40. Matchbook Warning.
41. Stay Where You Are.
42. Escape.
43. Across the Monument.
44. One Man Down.
45. Leonard's Footwork.
46. Sentimental Ending.

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Alfred Hitchcock - The Signature Collection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not happy!! Where is 'Rebecca'????? This movie is the reason I was named Rebecca. Excellent movie and cast. Very disappointed that this was not on this collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rebecca was already released on DVD by a different company (Rebecca: Criterion Collection). Warner Brothers doesn't own the rights to Rebecca so they can't put it in this collection. Universal Studios owns the rights to most of the other Hitchcock movies and they have already been released. Criterion DVD's are more expensive ($35.99 or so) but they are excellent in quality. The only one I've had a problem with is Spellbound which doesn't play on some DVD players.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Rear Window", starring Christopher Reeves. For a disabled actor, Christopher did an excellent job in his portrayal of his part. More emotionally moving than James Stuart in the original version. An actor very much loved and missed.
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