The 39 Steps
"A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and he stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring trying to steal top secret information."
"Director Alfred Hitchcock's thriller centers on a California coastal town under avian assault."
"A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it's wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects..."
The Lady Vanishes
"While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train."
"...is the story of the life and death struggle between survivors of a torpedoed ocean liner and the U-boat survivor they rescue. Based on a story by John Steinbeck, the film's allegorical statement about war caused an uproar when it was released."
North By Northwest
"An ad exec pursues---and is pursued by---foreign spies, from New York to the top of Mount Rushmore in this monumental Hitchcock classic highlighted by the famed crop-duster sequence."
"A psychotic motel owner obsesses over his late mother while becoming a suspect in a murder case involving one of his recent guests—a pretty secretary who checked in after impulsively stealing $40,000."
"A laid-up magazine photographer witnesses a possible murder from his apartment window."
"Two college friends commit a murder, then serve up clues about their deadly deed at a dinner party. Alfred Hitchcock directed."
Strangers On a Train
"Hitchcock's suspense classic about a warped playboy who railroads a tennis pro into a murder pact. Raymond Chandler cowrote the script from the Patricia Highsmith novel."
"A retired cop, afflicted with acrophobia, agrees to shadow the wife of an old acquaintance, who fears that she may be.suicidal."
(Psycho - Anthony Perkins)