Throwback: For Which Film Should Hitchcock Have Won A Directing Oscar?by jalapenoman | created - 15 Oct 2014 | updated - 27 Feb 2015 | Public
Alfred Hitchcock was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Director, losing each time. For which of those films should he have won?
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1. Rebecca (1940)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence.
Votes: 113,768 | Gross: $4.36M
Winner: John Ford for "The Grapes of Wrath"
2. Lifeboat (1944)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War
Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it.
Winner: Leo McCarey for "Going My Way"
3. Spellbound (1945)
Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.
Votes: 40,303 | Gross: $7.00M
Winner: Billy Wilder for "The Lost Weekend"
4. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 411,797 | Gross: $36.76M
Winner: Elia Kazan for "On the Waterfront"
5. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 557,126 | Gross: $32.00M
Winner: Billy Wilder for "The Apartment"