Hitchcock Chronology: 1924
Month by Month
- 18th - The Times reviews The White Shadow and says that "In spite of the weakness of its story, however, the film is worth seeing for the excellent acting of Miss Compson and of Mr. Clive Brook, and for the cleverness of the production."
- Eden Phillpotts' comic play The Farmer's Wife begins it's London run at the Court Theatre. It will go on to become a huge success, running for a record-breaking 1,329 performances and reportedly generating box office takings of over £200,000. It eventually closes on 29th January 1927.
- 18th - Licensed victualler Harry Lee dies, aged 31, leaving Hitchcock's sister Ellen Kathleen a widow with two young sons.
- 18th - The Times reviews The Passionate Adventure and says the film contains "pleasant and exciting moments, and much of the acting is unusually good."
- Graham Cutts, Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville arrive Berlin to film The Blackguard, a joint production between Gainsborough Pictures and the Ufa Studios.
- Filming of The Blackguard is completed in Berlin and the Gainsborough Pictures staff, including Alma and Alfred, return to London.
Notes & References
- The Times (18/Feb/1924) - The Film World
- This was a substantial figure at the time and equivalent to around £10,000,000 today.
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 61
- The Times (18/Aug/1924) - The Film World
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 62
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 66