Dick Cavett spends 90 minutes with legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock in a 1972 interview. Hitch discusses cinema, his life and career, and explains how he pulled off some "ingenious"... See full summary »

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... Himself - Host
... Himself
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... Det. Milton Arbobast (archive footage)
Fred Foy ... Himself - Announcer
... Melanie Daniels (archive footage)
... Norman Bates (archive footage)
Bobby Rosengarden ... Himself - Bandleader
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Dick Cavett spends 90 minutes with legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock in a 1972 interview. Hitch discusses cinema, his life and career, and explains how he pulled off some "ingenious" special effects in his movies. He also discusses actors, screen violence and how he enjoys watching an audience "dipping their toe in the cold water of fear." Included are clips from his films "Psycho," "The Birds" and "Frenzy." Written by alfiehitchie

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8 June 1972 (USA)  »

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Alfred Hitchcock: ...may I tell you a story...
Dick Cavett - Host: Yes.
Alfred Hitchcock: ...about a nice little boy? His father managed to get him into the best school in England. Eton College, you've heard of that?
Dick Cavett - Host: Hmm.
Alfred Hitchcock: Father went to visit him after a week and the boy was scratched and bruised. Terrible state. He said, "What happened?" He said, "They don't like me here, father. They call me a dirty, little Jew." He said, "Don't you fight back. They'll throw you out of the school. Keep away from them." He waits a week, visits the boy again, and ...
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Hitchcock on Hitchcock
12 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Dick Cavett Show: Alfred Hitchcock (1972)

The legendary Alfred Hitchcock sat down for this interview with Dick Cavett and if you're a fan of the master then you'll certainly enjoy it. There's a very funny opening monologue from Cavett where Hitchcock plays a part and from here we get right to the interview. There are some very good discussions about the director's work including him singling out the one film of his that he would want saved so that people could watch it. He talks about his comments regarding actors being cattle and he also tries to explain his thoughts on suspense and how to achieve it. There's some really good stuff scattered throughout this interview and the director also gets to share his rather twisted sense of humor. For 1972 some of the discussions are rather graphic and I'm surprised that it went over on network television.

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