Hitchcock knew from scary pedophiles, apparently

7 (Though at the time he was still a church-going Catholic, Hitchcock's attitude may be illustrated by this anecdote.) Driving through a Swiss city one day, Hitchcock suddenly pointed out of the car window and said, "That is the most frightening thing I have ever seen." His companion was surprised to see nothing more alarming than a priest in conversation with a little boy, his hand on the child's shoulder. "Run little boy," cried Hitchcock, leaning out of the car. "Run for your life!"

From the Alfred Hitchcock section of
“The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes”

From the Alfred Hitchcock section of “The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes”

7 (Though at the time he was still a church-going Catholic, Hitchcock’s attitude may be illustrated by this anecdote.)
Driving through a Swiss city one day, Hitchcock suddenly pointed out of the car window and said, “That is the most frightening thing I have ever seen.” His companion was surprised to see nothing more alarming than a priest in conversation with a little boy, his hand on the child’s shoulder. “Run little boy,” cried Hitchcock, leaning out of the car. “Run for your life!”

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