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In THE LODGER, we see the back of Hitch's head for a scant few seconds, marking his first of many cameo appearance(as producer Mike Todd would later coin that term)! One of the distinct pleasures of watching a Hitchcock film is the chance to play the game: "Can you find Hitch?" It can range from effortlessly easy(sitting in the back of the bus, next to Cary Grant in TO CATCH A THIEF) to devilishly hard( I had to rely on those far better than me to find the appearance in ROPE). Hitchcock mostly got it out of the way early (as in the opening scene of FRENZY) but in REBECCA it doesn't happen ti
In THE PLEASURE GARDEN, Hitchcock"s first outing we are treated to a view of a spiral staircase. Let me count the ways that we will see that motif repeated throughout his output. A partial list: the windmill steps in FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, the spiral stairs of the Statue of Liberty in SABOTEUR, the outside staircase rigged for murder in SHADOW OF A DOUBT, the final tense walk down the grand staircase in NOTORIOUS, the Mission Campanile stairs in VERTIGO, the descent of Mt. Rushmore step by step in NORTH BY NORTHWEST, the fate that awaits Arbogast at the top of the stairs in PSYCHO, and in