Daily Mail (24/Jan/1935) - Finest British Film
- article: Finest British Film
- author(s): Seton Margrave
- newspaper: Daily Mail (24/Jan/1935)
- keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, Edna Best, Gaumont British Picture Corporation Limited, John Buchan, Leslie Banks, London, England, Nova Pilbeam, Savoy Hotel, London, St. Moritz, Switzerland, The 39 Steps (1935), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
FINEST BRITISH FILM
MR. A. HITCHCOCK'S "MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH"
By SETON MARGRAVE.
Our Film Correspondent
The Gold Medal of Merit, given by the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers to the director of the finest film produced in Britain In any one year, was yesterday presented by Viscount Dunedin on behalf of the institute to Mr. Alfred Hitchcock for his direction in 1934 of "The Man Who Knew Too Much."
The presentation was made at a luncheon at the Savoy, at which Sir Patrick Gower, Sir Frank Newnes, Sir Albert Clavering, and the three stars of the film, Miss Edna Best, Mr. Leslie Banks, and Miss Nova Pilbeam were present.
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" is a swiftly moving drama of an attempted assassination, with setttings in St. Moritz and London, and achieves exceptional suspense in a vivid reproduction of the battle of Sidney-street.
Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, who is generally regarded as the finest technician among British film directors, is now directing at the Gaumont British studios at Shepherd's Bush a talking picture version of "The Thirty-Nine Steps," by Mr. John Buchan.