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Hitchcock returned to London for was his penultimate film, a brutal serial killer drama that proved the veteran still had the edge.
Police drama 1972 116 mins
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate film saw him come full circle and return to the London where he made his name. His most brutal film, about a serial strangler on the loose in Covent Garden, Frenzy could arguably be seen as Hitchcock’s attempt to remain relevant in the wake of the 1970s surge in movie violence, but if anything in remains one of his most characteristic films, complete with suspense scenes, wrongfully accused men, virtuoso camerawork and dollops of gallows humour.
Horror 1973 88 mins Director: Robin Hardy
Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward star in the folk horror classic about a policemen investigating an island given over to paganism.
Police drama 1949 85 mins Director: Basil Dearden
Dirk Bogarde stars as a loose-cannon crook with Dixon of Dock Green (Jack Warner) on his tail, in the classic Ealing policier.
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Ingeniously plotted and twisting whodunit that leaves Alastair Sim baffled as to the identity of the killer.
Comedy 1970 102 mins Director: Silvio Narizzano
Silvio Narizzano adapts Joe Orton’s extraordinarily funny satire on police corruption and the conventions of detective fiction.
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Punchy crime thriller with a realist streak as Stanley Baker pursues a fugitive through the streets of Manchester.
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Continuing the gritty and ground-breaking drama featuring Britain’s first black TV detective.
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Blood! Blood! Hitchcock’s masterpiece was his most successful film; a sensation in its time that continues to terrify.
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Kent Jones’ excellent documentary about a historic encounter between two cinema greats.
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This superb, in-depth documentary devotes 90 minutes to analysing one of cinema’s most famous sequences – the shower scene in Psycho.
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In Hitchcock’s iconic thriller, Cary Grant plays a man forced on the run across the US.
Featuring Jon Finch
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Wild adaptation of Michael Moorcock's novel about a playboy's search for the lost designs of the perfect self-replicating human.
Featuring Alec McCowen
98 mins Director: Cyril Frankel
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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
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