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Rare footage of Hitchcock film found in NZ

MUMBAI: A few rare footage of Alfred Hitchcock‘s first film The White Shadow has been found in New Zealand. Hitchcock made the black and white silent film in 1923 when he was only 24 years of age.


Three reels were found among some unidentified American nitrate prints that were left at the New Zealand Film Archive in 1989.
 
Media reports say that David Sterritt, chairman of the National Society of Film Critics, called the find invaluable and said that it would help study the way Hitchcock‘s mind developed over the years.


Hitchcock was the writer, assistant director, editor and production designer of the film that starred Clive Brook and Betty Compson who played the role of two twin sisters, one of whom was good and the other evil.

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