Boxoffice (1968) - Ronald Kirkbride Novel Bought by Hitchcock
- magazine article: Ronald Kirkbride Novel Bought by Hitchcock
- journal: Boxoffice (23/Sep/1968)
- issue: volume 93, issue 23, page SE1
- journal ISSN: 0006-8527
- publisher: Boxoffice Media LP
- keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, The Short Night, Topaz (1969)
"The Short Night" is an adventure drama set in Finland which will use three stars for the roles of an American newspaperman, a notorious spy and his wife. Hitchcock purchase the rights from novelist and playwright Ronald Kirkbride.