Alfred Hitchcock is getting a huge salute from Turner Classic Movies in September, and it's a marvelous chance to study the enduring Hitchcock brand.

Forty-three of his movies will play on Sundays during the month. The tribute includes silents, classics and the final five movies from the Master of Suspense. Many of his greatest achievements will play in prime time. But "Vertigo," which has been named the greatest movie of all time, gets a 5:45 start time Sept. 15.

The festival features a rare comedy ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith"); Shirley MacLaine's debut ("The Trouble With Harry"); and the best picture Oscar-winner for 1940 ("Rebecca").

Hitchcock also drew many classic performances. To name a few: Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson in "Rebecca," Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains in "Notorious," Robert Walker in "Strangers on a Train," James Stewart and Kim Novak in "Vertigo", and Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh in "Psycho." The Hitchcock movies, because of their intimate focus, play especially well on television.

The lineup:


Sunday, September 1

10 a.m. – “Murder!” (1930)

Noon – “Rope” (1948)

1:30 p.m. – “Spellbound” (1945)

3:30 p.m. – “Marnie” (1964)

5:45 p.m. – “The Birds” (1963)

8 p.m. – “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943)

10 p.m. – “Psycho” (1960)

Midnight – “The Lodger” (1926) silent

2 a.m. – “Blackmail” (1929)

3:30 a.m. – “Frenzy” (1972)

Sunday, September 8

10 a.m. – “Under Capricorn” (1949)

Noon – “Stage Fright” (1950)