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Reputations: Alfred Hitchcock (BBC, 1999)

Reputations - Alfred Hitchcock
director Tim Kirby
company BBC & A&E (1999)
length approx 120 minutes
also known as Hitch: Alfred the Great (Part 1)
Hitch: Alfred the Auteur (Part 2)


  • made in 1999 (USA)
  • production company: A&E Television Networks & British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • distribution company: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • length: approx 120 minutes
  • database ID: 9507
  • also known as:


Made to celebrate the centenary of Hitchcock's birth, this British documentary covers Hitchcock's entire career. Surviving collaborators and colleagues are interviewed. The documentary also includes footage from Kaleidoscope Frenzy.

An edited 90 minute version of the documentary was broadcast in 2006.

A further 2 part version, with some scenes removed and others added, was broadcast in 2009 on BBC 4.


The following are taken from a VHS transfer of the original TV broadcast...

Part 1 - "Hitch: Alfred the Great"

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Part 2 - "Hitch: Alfred the Auteur"

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  • This documentary has not been officially released on DVD.


Cast and Crew

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Taken from a VHS recording of the 1999 BBC2 broadcast of the documentary...

John Russell Taylor

Alexander Walker

Hume Cronyn

Jay Presson Allen

Ronald Neame

Herb Steinberg

Joseph Stefano

Evan Hunter

Arthur Schatz

Claude Chabrol

Ernest Lehman

Samuel A Taylor

Georgine Darcey (Georgine Darcy)


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