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Topaz was made in 1968-69 and released in 1969.


Frederick Stafford... Andre Devereaux
Dany Robin... Nicole Devereaux
John Vernon... Rico Parra
Karin Dor... Juanita de Cordoba
Michel Piccoli... Jacques Granville
Philippe Noiret... Henri Jarre
Claude Jade... Michèle Picard
Michel Subor... Francois Picard
Per-Axel Arosenius... Boris Kusenov
Roscoe Lee Browne... Philippe Dubois
Edmon Ryan... McKittreck
Sonja Kolthoff... Mrs. Kusenov
Tina Hedström... Tamara Kusenov (credited as Tina Hedstrom)
John Van Dreelen... Claude Martin
Donald Randolph... Luis Uribe (credited as Don Randolph)
Roberto Contreras... Muñoz
Carlos Rivas... Hernandez
Roger Til... Jean Chabrier
Lewis Charles... Pablo Mendoza
Sándor Szabó... Emile Redon (credited as Sandor Szabo)
Anna Navarro... Carlotta Mendoza
Lew Brown... American Official
John Roper... Thomas
George Skaff... Rene d'Arcy
John Forsythe... Michael Nordstrom

Said about Claude Jade

Claude Jade is a brave nice young lady. But I don't give any guarantee what she will do on a taxi's back seat.
Alfred Hitchcock

Some High Angle Shots


When Roddy (Ivor Novello) leaves the school after having been expelled, he is seen from above and looks small and depressed.

The 39 Steps When Professor Jordan (Godfrey Tearle) is trapped, we see the stage he is on in a high angle shot.

Secret Agent

When the organ player is found dead in the church, we see this from the bell towrer where Ashenden and the Mexican is hiding.


When Lisa has spoken with the detectives after Beaky's death

Shadow of a Doubt

The high shot from the roof in Philadelphia when uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) has tricked the detectives and escaped their surveillance. Here the high angle shot illustrates that uncle Charlie is in total control.
After little Charlie has read the article at the library confirming that her uncle is the Merry Widower Murderer, the camera moves up to the roof, leaves little Charlie "down there" - she is devastated as she slowly walks out

I Confess Father Logan (Montgomery Clift) is seen from a high angle when he is on his way to turn himself in.

Dial M for Murder

When Tony is telling Lesgate hos the murder plan is to be set out.
When Lesgate arrives the apartement.
When Tony is asked by the police if he knows who committed the murder.
When the detectives are searching the apartement
Just befor Tony enters the apartemenet at the end, Margo and Mark is seen from above.

The Trouble With Harry

When Sammy (John Forsythe) and Captain Albert Wiles (Edmund Gwenn) is digging to get Harry out of the ground.

The Birds A high angle shot of Bodega Bay occurs when the gulls descend on the town to attack.


When Kusenov is asked if he knows about the spy ring called Topaz, there are several high angle shots.


When Richard Blaney (Jon Finch) is put in his cell after the verdict has been read.
When Oxford is sitting alone in the courtroom thinking that they might have caught the wrong man.

Family Plot

When Fran and Adamson comes up from the cellar, they are seen from above (which includes the crystals in the frame)
During the funeral when Humley is following Maloney's mother to speak with her, we see this from a high angle.

High angle shots

Black people in Hitchcock's Films


In Marseille there is a black man among the sailors who says that Roddy (Ivor Novello) is "dotty – he’s seein’ things."

The Ring

At the fair people can throw balls on a black man to make him fall down. Two boys throw an egg at him, to the crowd's amusement.

One of the members of "One-Round" Jack's team is black.


The black servant brings a telegram to the father (Gordon Harker) who scorns him. He is extremely servile and walks around almost as a chimpanzee.

Gordon Harker Gordon Harker

A black man works as a bartender in the restaurant.

Young and Innocent

The killer (drummer man) performs in a band performing in blackface.

Shadow of a Doubt

When Charlie goes to Santa Rosa by train, the railroad porter is black.


Canada Lee in Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat"

Canada Lee (1907–1952) as Joe Spencer.

Strangers on a Train

The senator's servant is black.


After Marnie steals from Rutland, and she is descending the stairs, a black man is seen on the left.


Philippe Dubois (Roscoe Lee Browne) takes the identity of a black journalist from Ebony, sneaks into the Cuban embassy, manages to take photos of some of the important documents and then runs away, chased by Cuban revolutionaries.

Family Plot

One of the FBI agents questioning Arthur Adamson in his jewel store.





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