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Artisphere launches series of early Hitchcock films

Friday - 5/4/2012, 10:48am  ET

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

WASHINGTON - Everyone knows "Psycho," "Vertigo" and "Rear Window."

But there was a time the "master of suspense" was still honing his craft.

The Artisphere in Arlington is showing early Alfred Hitchcock movies every Friday this month.

It starts tonight with "The 39 Steps," ranking among the Top 25 British movies ever made.

Next Friday is "Sabotage," with the famous "bomb on the bus" scene.

May 18 features "Young & Innocent."

The series wraps May 25 with "The Lady Vanishes," his best before coming to Hollywood in 1940.

Tickets are $8.

Read more from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley by clicking "Fraley on Film" under the "Living" tab above, and check out his blog, The Film Spectrum.

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