Tuesday, October 25, 2011

earliest surviving Hitchcock movie unearthed in NZ - NZ Herald News

'Priceless' Hitchcock movie unearthed in NZ - National - NZ Herald News:
"The White Shadow is a "wild, atmospheric melodrama" starring Betty Compson in dual roles as twin sisters, one angelic and the other "without a soul". The film was made when Hitchcock was just 24 years old. He died in 1980, aged 80, after more than five decades of film-making.

The White Shadow was among the many silent-era movies salvaged by Hastings projectionist and collector Jack Murtagh. After his death in 1989, the highly flammable nitrate prints were sent to the Film Archive for safekeeping by his grandson Tony Osborne."

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