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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lost Hitchcock film found!

Check out this awesome AP news story my buddy Cody at work found on Yahoo news:


LOS ANGELES – Alfred Hitchcock is still surprising his fans.
Film preservationists say they've found the first half of "The White Shadow," the earliest surviving feature film on which Hitchcock has a credit.

The first three reels of the six-reel film made in 1923 were discovered by the National Film Preservation Foundation at the New Zealand Film Archive.

"The White Shadow" was directed by Graham Cutts, and Hitchcock is credited as writer, assistant director, editor and art director. Hitchcock's own directing debut came two years later.

Foundation Director Annette Melville said Wednesday that the reels of "The White Shadow" were found among films donated to the archive by the family of New Zealand projectionist and collector Jack Murtagh.

No other copy of "The White Shadow" is known to exist.

The film is a melodrama about twin sisters — one good, the other evil.


This is very cool....hopefully they will find the second half someday so we can see the full film!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that really is pretty cool. I would love to see it. Hope they find the rest of it as well.

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  2. I know a guy that has celebrated Hitchcock's entire repertoire. he knows everything about every film Hitch has ever had a hand in. This will pique his interest, indeed.

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