There’s a bogus Cat on the podcast, and the real Cat has to come out of retirement to sort it out all out, as we discuss our final movie, 1955’s To Catch A Thief. We delve into innovations in the insurance industry, predecessors to The Suicide Squad, sockless shoes, inappropriate attraction to Grace Kelly and much, much more!
It’s our penultimate movie. Things are about to head Downhill, a la this movie from 1927. We discuss theatre restaurant experiences, dead fairy godmothers and what even Hitchcock himself declared was his most elegant moment of direction.
We did record a 52nd episode of our podcast. Honestly. It was here a second ago. It had MacGuffin debate, wildly popular spinoff podcasts and heroic attempts to not get too bogged down talking about cricket. Please, you must believe us. Our episode on The Lady Vanishes from 1938 was just here.
In the 51st episode of HitchPod, we’re entering The Ring from 1927. We discuss pipe-smoking fortune tellers, the differences between women and belts and how having giant photos of your boyfriend in the house is not the best way to hide an affair from your husband.
Much like a farmer desperately searching for a wife, we’re desperately searching for a 50th episode. And we find it in Hitchcock’s 1928 silent film The Farmer’s Wife. Topics discussed include heist movies starring digital Hitchcock movie actors, the hilarity of removing one’s hat and optimal rejection lines.
It’s the 49th episode of HitchPod. And despite this podcast no longer being young or innocent, we still bravely discuss Young and Innocent from 1937. We cover spoilers in movie titles, collapsing mines and a little bit of Hitchcock matchmaking. Plus, the most bumbling of all the bumbling Hitchcock cops!
We’re backstage, caking ourselves in makeup as we flash back to discuss Aventure Malgache, the second of Hitchcock’s short World War 2 propaganda films. We cover Wizard of Oz tributes and alarm clock Morse code before determining once and for all what movie you get if you play this one backwards.
Plus: eagle-eared listeners might hear a cameo background bark from our new puppy.
In our 47th episode, we’re overcome by The Fever and have visions of Hitchcock’s first film The Pleasure Garden. We discuss defensive cigarette wielding, g-g-g-ghosts, channeling your inner Huey Lewis, the secret to Hitchcock’s obsession with casting blondes and much, much more.
For our 46th episode, we take you step-by-step through what makes The 39 Steps a step above most other films. Topics covered include the smartphone version of Mr Memory, the reverse-Sean Connery, bumbling criminals becoming bumbling cops and a turducken MacGuffin.
Dan and Cat study Hitchcock’s final silent film, The Manxman. Which character was most like Chewbacca? Where would Hitchcock rank as a critic of Hitchcock movies? Is it ever funny to make jokes where you pretend that you’re dead? Plus, bumbling Deemsters!