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20 Films Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Vertigo (1958)

Based on a French novel, Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak star in this megahit movie -- filmed in "VistaVision" color. The dark story is set in San Francisco and features Stewart as an obsessive man who falls for a girl who kills herself. Novak plays two roles in the film. This is said to be Hitch's most "confessional" movie, dealing directly with how he feared women and tried to control them. Stewart is essentially playing Hitchcock himself.