Themes - the cultured baddie
Hitchcock broke the stereotype of evil mustachioed baddies by having cultured and intelligent adversaries.
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) — Abbott (Peter Lorre)
- The 39 Steps (1935) — Professor Jordan (Godfrey Tearle)
- Vertigo (1958) - Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore)
- North by Northwest (1959) - Phillip Vandamm (James Mason)
- Topaz (1969) - Jacques Granville (Michel Piccoli)
- Family Plot (1976) - Arthur Adamson is a respectable jeweller