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Hitchcock Chronology: Charles Laughton

Entries in the Hitchcock Chronology relating to Charles Laughton...



  • 6th - Hitchcock is one of 300 guests attending a luncheon ceremony to honour pilot Amy Johnson at the Savoy Hotel, London. The Hon. Esmond Harmsworth presents Miss Johnson with a cheque for £10,000. The other attendees from the world of British cinema are listed as Brian Aherne, Noel Coward, Annie Croft, Gwenn ffrangeon-Davis, Maurice Evans, Jean Forbes-Robertson, Nancy Heath, W.H. Heath, Lupino Lane, Charles Laughton, Frank Lawton, Auriol Lee, Alison Leggett, Ivor Novello, Mabel Poulton and Glen Byam Shaw.[1]







  • 15th - Actor Charles Laughton, who starred in Jamaica Inn and The Paradine Case, dies aged 63.


  1. Hull Daily Mail (06/Aug/1930).
  2. Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 213. However, according to the Daily Mail, filming commenced on Wednesday 7 December and the New York Times (02/Nov/1938) reported the cameras would start rolling on 14 November.
  3. The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock (1983) by Donald Spoto, page 298