Hitchcock Chronology: Foreign Correspondent (1940)
- At Hitchcock's request, Walter Wanger hires British writer Charles Bennett to work on the screenplay for Personal History (later retitled Foreign Correspondent) for a period of 4 weeks at $1,000 per week. Together with Hitchcock and Joan Harrison, Bennett fashions a script that pushes against the US Neutrality Acts which limit pro-war propaganda in Hollywood.
- Charles Bennett submits his draft script for Foreign Correspondent. Despite remaining on friendly terms, Bennett never works with Hitchcock again.
- Filming is completed on Foreign Correspondent, with the film's final scene being the last to be shot.
- 27th - Foreign Correspondent is given a preview screening at the Four Star Theater in Los Angeles with a limited number of seats available to the public.
- 25th - Foreign Correspondent receives its Hollywood première at the Four Star Theater.
- 27th - The Hitchcocks attend the Academy Awards where Rebecca has 11 nominations and Foreign Correspondent has 5. Both films are nominated for "Best Production" and Rebecca wins — David O. Selznick accepts (and then keeps) the Oscar. George Barnes also takes the Oscar for "Best Cinematography".
- 24th - The Academy Award Theater radio series broadcasts an adaptation of Foreign Correspondent (1940) starring Joseph Cotten, who took over the role at short notice when Joel McCrea was unavailable.
- 6th - Actor Edmund Gwenn, who appeared in The Skin Game, Waltzes from Vienna, Foreign Correspondent and The Trouble with Harry, dies aged 81.
- 18th - Screenwriter Ben Hecht, who worked with Hitchcock on Foreign Correspondent, Lifeboat, Spellbound, Notorious, The Paradine Case, Rope and Strangers on a Train, dies aged 70.
- 27th - Polish cinematographer Rudolph Maté, who worked with Hitchcock on Foreign Correspondent, dies aged 66.
- 18th - Producer Walter Wanger, who worked with Hitchcock on Foreign Correspondent, dies of a heart attack aged 74.
- 20th - Actor Joel McCrea, who starred in Foreign Correspondent, dies aged 84.
- 10th - Actress Laraine Day, who starred in Foreign Correspondent, dies aged 87.
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 255-6
- Wikpedia: Neutrality Acts of 1930s
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 256
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 272
- "Preview Set at Four Star" in Los Angeles Times (27/Aug/1940)
- "New Four Star Premiere Gets Gala Trimmings" in Los Angeles Times (24/Sep/1940)
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, pages 281-82
- Foreign Correspondent (Academy Award Theater, 24/Jul/1946)