The story was about low-income residents of a building, financed by The Peabody Trust, founded by American banker-philanthropist George Foster Peabody, to offer affordable housing to needy Londoners.
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Sir Alfred Hitchcock
's directorial debut. The story was about low-income residents of a building. It was written by a woman employed at Islington, her precise identity unknown. Even the title is unclear: Islington Studios' records listed it as being "Mrs. Peabody", but Hitchcock always referred to it as Number 13 (possibly because it was the thirteenth film he was involved in making, in some capacity) Hitchcock's uncle Joseph invested in this movie, and when the funds ran out, Clare Greet
also pitched in funding. But the filming was ultimately shut down with only two reels of film completed. Despite the fact that several people have rated it here on IMDb, this movie was never completed or shown, but Adrian Brunel
claims Hitchcock showed it to him in an unfinished state. The footage filmed is now long-lost, and nothing else is known about it, apart from Hitchcock's alleged assertion that it wasn't very interesting. See more