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Alfred Hitchcock's Early (Non-Directorial Effort) The White Shadow Found

3 August 2011 4:50 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Betty Compson, The White Shadow About thirty minutes from the long thought-lost The White Shadow / White Shadows (1923), believed to be the earliest surviving feature with an Alfred Hitchcock credit, has been unearthed at the New Zealand Film Archive. Directed by Graham Cutts, and starring Betty Compson and Clive Brook, The White Shadow was found among a number of unidentified American nitrate prints safeguarded for more than two decades at the archive. Based on Michael Morton's novel Children of Chance, The White Shadow was written and edited by Hitchcock, who also served as assistant director and production designer. The future director of Blackmail, The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca, Lifeboat, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds, was 24 years old at the time. Three out of The White Shadow's six reels have been found. In the words of National Society of Film Critics Chairman David Sterritt, »

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