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Film clips and interviews with actors and colleagues provide the material for this laudatory view of the career of Alfred Hitchcock. Among those interviewed who provide a bit of humor in the bargain are Philippe Noiret and Joan Fontaine. The "master of suspense" is shown according to stereotypes already in vogue: he is alternately a melancholy man who wanted stardom in front of the cameras or someone who mistreated actors and actresses on a regular basis. This latter attribute is denied by those interviewed, while the more controversial aspects of Hitchcock's behavior are never mentioned. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi