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The hero's journey is an identifier - it identifies the process successful stories use.
Hitchcock was certainly aware of a process which is remarkably similar to what is known today as hero's journey.
For example, in North By Northwest (1959), we can see that
a) Eve Kendall is the Goddess.
b) Eve Kendall leads the hero to his ogres / monsters (Woman as Temptress).
c) The Professor is the father figure who appears at the Atonement with the Father stage.
I talk more about how writers in antiquity must have been aware of a process similar to what is today described as hero's journey at http://www.clickok.co.uk/index4.html