Hitchcock's Cameo Appearances

Hitchcock Cameos

The Lodger

Hitchcock is sitting at a desk in the newsroom.


Hitchcock is seen as one of the persons persecuting the lodger.

Easy Virtue

hitchcock cameo easy virtue

Walking past a tennis court carrying a walking stick.


hitchcock cameo blackmail

Being bothered by a small boy as he reads a book on the London Underground. This cameo is 19 seconds long.


Hitchcock is walking past the house where the murder was committed.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Possible cameo walking across the road in a dark trench coat as a bus passes by (unconfirmed).

The 39 Steps

Hitchcock cameo The 39 Steps

The man tossing a white sheet of paper while the bus pulls up for Robert Donat and Lucie Mannheim to leave the theatre.

Secret Agent

Possible cameo coming down gangplank before hero.

Young and Innocent

Hitchcock is standing outside the courthouse, holding a camera.

The Lady Vanishes

Hitchcock cameo The Lady Vanishes

In Victoria Station, wearing a black coat and smoking a cigarette.

Foreign Correspondent

After John Jones (Joel McCrea) leaves his hotel, Hitchcock is seen wearing a coat and hat and reading a newspaper.


Walking near the phone booth just after George Sanders makes a call.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Passing Robert Montgomery in front of his building.


Mailing a letter at the village postbox (long shot).

Walking a horse across the screen at the hunt meet.


Saboteur cameo

Saboteur (1942): Hitchcock is standing on the street outside a store, "Cut Rate Drugs".
Originally Hitchcock wanted to do a cameo with his secretary Carol Stevens as deaf and dumb persons walking down the street. Then Hitchcock was to have made a presumably indecent proposal using sign language, resulting in the woman slapping him in the face. It was, however, not considered a proper reflection of people that were handicapped.

Shadow of a Doubt

Hitchcock Cameo in Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt: Hitchock's cameo on the train taking uncle Charlie to Santa Rosa.


In the "before" and "after" pictures in the newspaper ad for "Reduco Obesity Slayer".


Coming out of an elevator at the Empire Hotel, carrying a violin case and smoking a cigarette.


At the big party in Claude Rains's mansion, drinking champagne and then quickly departing.

The Paradine Case

Hitchcock is leaving the train at Cumberland Station, carrying a cello case. Gregory Peck is carrying the suitcase.


1. Walking along a street (holding a newspaper) after the opening credits.
2. His trademark silhouette can be seen on a red neon sign advertising "Reduco" in the view from the apartment window.

Under Capricorn

1. In the town square during a parade, wearing a blue coat and brown hat.
2. One of three men on the steps of Government House.

Stage Fright

Hichcock is turning to look back at Jane Wyman in her disguise as Marlene Dietrich's maid.

Strangers on a Train

In Strangers on a Train (made in 1950 and released in 1951), Alfred Hitchcock is boarding a train with a double bass as Farley Granger gets off in his hometown.

I Confess

Crossing the top of a staircase.

Dial M for Murder

On the left side in the class-reunion photo.

Rear Window

Hitchcock cameo Rear Window

Winding the clock in the songwriter's apartment (Some argue that Hitchcock breaks the fourth wall in this cameo, possibly turning to look at the audience in a "What are you looking at?" sort of manner, although he may merely be looking at Ross Bagdasarian who lives in the apartment).

To Catch a Thief

Sitting to the left of Cary Grant on the bus (Grant, who had previously been directed by Hitchcock in Suspicion and Notorious, gives the director a look as if to say, "Oh, no. Not you again!").

The Trouble with Harry

Looking outside of the window-the man walking past the parked limousine of an old man who is looking at paintings.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Watching acrobats in the Moroccan marketplace (back to the camera).

The Wrong Man

Alfred Hitchcock introduces The Wrong Man in what is not a normal cameo appearence. Seen in silhouette narrating the film's prologue. According to Donald Spoto's biography, Hitchcock chose to make an explicit appearance in this film (rather than a cameo) to emphasize that, unlike his other movies, The Wrong Man was a true story about an actual person.


Alfred Hitchcock is seen in a grey suit walking in the street outside Gavin Elsters company buildings.

North by Northwest

Hitchcock too late for the bus at the end of the titles sequence.


Hitchcock wearing a cowboy hat can be seen through the office window when Janet Leigh is entering.

The Birds

As Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) enters the pet shop, Hitch is leaving with two white Sealyham terriers.


Hitchcock is entering from the left of the hotel corridor after Tippi Hedren passes by.

Torn Curtain

Hitchcock is sitting in the lobby of Hotel d'Angleterre, Copenhagen, with a baby on his knee. He shifts the child from one knee to the other.


Being pushed in a wheelchair in the airport. Hitchcock gets up from the chair, shakes hands with a man, and walks off to the right.


In the center of a crowd, wearing a bowler hat; he is the only one not applauding the speaker; and a minute later, right after the victim washes ashore, standing next to a gray haired man with a gray beard.

Family Plot

Hitchcock's silhouette is seen through the door of the Registrar of Births and Deaths.