SAN DIEGO – Four classic movies by legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock will be shown Saturday at the historical Birch North Park Theater.
FilmOut San Diego, as part of its 15th anniversary, will be presenting the Hitchcock Marathon in light of renewed interest in the master of horror following the Nov. 1, 2012 release of "Hitchcock," a biographical drama directed by Sacha Gervasi and starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.
The following memorable movies, to be shown during the Hitchcock Marathon, feature some of the most famous actors Hollywood has ever produced:
“Rear Window,” 12:45 pm
Jimmy Stewart stars as a professional photographer named L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries who is laid up with a broken leg and confined to a wheelchair. He becomes obsessed with the drama involving his neighbors, which he views from the window of his apartment, and suspects that he may have inadvertently witnessed a murder.
Jeff gets his beautiful socialite girlfriend named Lisa Carol Fremont (Grace Kelly) to help him find out if the neighbor, a salesman named Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr), killed his nagging, invalid wife.
The beloved character actress Thelma Ritter is cast as Stella, who is caring for Jeff.
In “Rear Window,” Hitchcock slowly ratchets up the drama until it becomes one of those nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thrillers that has enthralled generations of movie fans.
“Vertigo,” 3:15 pm
The great Jimmy Stewart returns stars with the beautiful Kim Novak in this spellbinding classic about deception and betrayal.
Stewart plays Scott Ferguson, a retired police detective suffering from vertigo, who is hired to shadow a friend’s tragically suicidal wife, Madeleine (Novak). Scott plays the hero, saving Madeleine from drowning in San Francisco Bay.
Now emotionally involved with the case, Scott finds himself falling for the icy blonde. But when tragedy strikes again, Scottie must overcome the vertigo that haunts his dreams in order to unravel the secrets of the past and find the key to his future.
“The Birds,” 6 pm
One of Hitchcock’s scary films stars Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels, a blonde beauty who shows up in Bodega Bay in pursuit of handsome bachelor named Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor).
But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless.
Suzanne Pleshette plays Annie Hayworth and Jessica Tandy portrays Lydia Brenner in this horror film that will make you mistrust “feathered friends” for the rest of your life.
“Psycho,” 8:30 pm
Anthony Perkins stars as Norman Bates, the troubled son who believes “a boy’s best friend is his mother” in Hitchcock’s landmark masterpiece.
Janet Leigh is Marion Crane, the ill-fated traveler who checks into the eerie Bates Motel wanting only a hot shower and a warm bed. Her journey ends sooner than she planned in the shocking scene that has haunted generations of movie-watchers.
The tension and horror mount when a private detective (Martin Balsam) and Marion’s sister (Vera Miles) search for her, and the identity of the murderous Psycho.