Talk Back and Win Tickets to “The 39 Steps”

28 04 2010

Talk back about your favorite Hitchcock movie for a chance to win tickets to “The 39 Steps” live in New York City!

Ever since I launched “Hitchcock and Me” back in December, I’ve been telling the world about Alfred Hitchcock’s movies and what I think of each one. Now, it’s your turn!

In the comments section below, tell me about your favorite Hitchcock picture – and why! – for a chance to win two tickets to “The 39 Steps,” live at the New World Stages on West 50th Street in New York City!

I’ll pick a winner in the next several days, and we’ll announce that person’s name here in a “Hitchcock and Me” blog post!

The winner will be chosen by me, based on top-secret criteria known only to Hitch and me (and he ain’t talking). This is my blog, after all – so impress me!

The judge’s decision is final. The winner will receive a voucher good for two tickets to “The 39 Steps” live on stage on a night of his or her own choosing. Some date restrictions apply. Winner will receive only the voucher; travel, accommodations and other expenses are not included with this prize.




15 responses

29 04 2010

North By Northwest is my favorite Hitchcock movie. Cary Grant is so charming and the movie is a great blend of humor and suspense. It’s a classic.

29 04 2010

It’s so hard to choose. But I’m going to say Notorious. The chemistry between Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman is just….electrifying. The kiss on the balcony. Then there’s Claude Rains — you don’t know whether to feel sorry for him or hate him as the villain. Tense. Romantic. It’s got everything.

30 04 2010
Linda Zenkewich

“Strangers on a Train” is the most suspenseful movie ever with Robert Walker as a psychotic social climber. Great ending on the carousel

1 05 2010

Although I love the incredibly saturated technocolor films of the 1950s I have to say my favorite(s) is probably a tie between “Suspicion” and “Spellbound.” You just can’t beat BW film for creating suspense — I mean film noir wasn’t BW for nothing! “Spellbound” is of course great in so many ways but the Salvatore Dali dream sequence will always stand out in my mind, as does the overall Freudian “psychoanalytical” basis of the story. “Suspicion” is wonderful in so many ways but one of my favorite is the use of the cinematography to film the suspicious glass of milk Cary Grant is carrying up the stairs to Joan Fontaine. It has a glow of radiation until he enters the room where we wait several charged seconds to see if she will drink it despite her suspicions.

5 05 2010

Hi, Sherri –

Congratulations! You are the winner of the voucher for two tickets to see “The 39 Steps” live on stage in New York City!

Please email your address to me at so I can send you the voucher.

Again, congratulations, and thanks to you and all our entrants for telling us what your favorite Hitchcock pictures are!


1 05 2010
scott sorrentino

My absolute favorite Hitchcock film is “Shadow of a Doubt”.
Uncle Charlie had me until the end. I know, I’m so naive. To think i actually thought he was innocent up until the end and that his niece Charlie was just batty. Well, i hope i didn’t give the ending away but if you are any sort of Hitchcock fan out there this is the ultimate in gut-wrenching Hitchcock…. I vote for “Shadow of a Doubt”. Great blog btw…

1 05 2010

“The Trouble With Harry”….A quirky, black comedy with a great cast….Including Edmund Gwenn, my favorite Santa and “Introducing” Shirley MacLaine. John Forsythe slightly miscast as the Artist (Too cleancut & wholesome). Finally “The Beaver” before he became famous on TV.

1 05 2010

“Psycho” I generally do not watch horror movies, but this one really set a very high standard for the genre. It’s easily re-watchable, even anticipating the creepiness of the Perkins character and terrifying shower scene… A great Hitchcock work.

1 05 2010

I grew up watching the more popular Hitchock films like The Birds and Psycho, but it wasn’t until my college film class that I saw Vertigo and it became my new Hitchcock favorite. Vertigo’s groundbreaking direction techniques (especially how the camera demonstrating Jimmy Stewart’s vertigo sensation) established Hitchcock as one of the best auteurs in the film industry. No matter what movie of his you see, he leaves his distinct flavor and personal mark. And of course, the most distinct personal directing touch of all, Hitchcock’s often hard to notice cameos.

1 05 2010

It’s a hard choice but I think I’d have to say “Rear Window.” It was the first Hitchcock movie I ever saw so perhaps it’s nostalgia talking but, “Rear Window” is the reason I fell in love with Hitchcock movies. I love that the entire film (minus two scenes) is filmed from the vantage point of one window yet the detail and tension built from the shots is intense. It is classic Hitchcock, plus the combination of Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly is hard to beat!

2 05 2010

It’s a close call between “Rebecca” and “The Birds” — I devoured Daphne DuMaurier’s books as a teenager and it’s rare to find a film that is as good as the book. Mrs Danvers is one of the creepiest characters in cinema.

3 05 2010

i love Rebecca and Rear Window. i got to see Rebecca on the big screen last year and those images of the dank estate and Mrs. Danvers are still with me. even the seen when Joan Fontaine awkwardly takes Rebecca’s old desk, filled with her old stationery and correspondence. creepy. also, Grace Kelly is luminous in Rear Window. when she breaks into the apartment across the way…i still hold my breath!

3 05 2010

Favorite mive was Rope though not because it was better than say Rear Window or 39 Steps, it was because I had to watch it 3x to see where the edits were in the movie that help make it seem that it was one contineous “seemles” shot.

Also the only movie I remenber 9though I am sure there were others) that were staged in real time.

3 05 2010

Movie not “mive” (need to proof what I write before I hit send 🙂

3 05 2010

Hitchcocks use of the Macguffin was masterful. Do we know what was on the microfilm that James Mason had to get out of the counrty in “North By North West”? In “Rear Window”, do we ever get to know Raymond Burr or his Wife. Their relationship seems important to the plot, or is it? Did you undersatnd or care what the secret formula was in “The 39 Steps”? Hitchcock was the master manipulator. My favorite movie was “The Man Who Knew To Much”
which had a great macguffin as a plot point and then took us on a seperate
in movie macguffin adventure. Hitchcock was confidant enough to take 5 minutes of film time devote it to a wild goose chase involving Ambrose Chapel. The macguffin within the macguffin.

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