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The Paradine Case

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Gregory Peck, Alida Valli, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton

The legendary producer David Selznick was a key figure in Alfred Hitchcock’s career. In an era when the producer was king he was one of the greats, the MGM enlisted executive of Gone With The Wind  in 1939 after a period reviving the fortunes of the Rko studio he was always on the hunt for potential talent both behind and in front of the camera, and he finally persuaded Hitchcock to decant to Hollywood to direct his first American film Rebecca just as the second world war was gathering momentum. The romantic tragedy earned Selznick a second consecutive Best Picture Oscar (although famously Hitchcock never won a directing Academy Award during his long career) after Gone With The Wind  and this prestige heralded a turbulent relationship between the expatriate director and his guiding muse, »

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