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Legion of Honour

Hitchcock and Langlois

The Legion of Honour, or in full the National Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte in May 1802.

The Order is the highest decoration in France and is divided into five degrees: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer), and Grand Croix (Grand Cross).

On Thursday 14th January 1971, director Alfred Hitchcock became a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour at a ceremony in Paris, France. Co-founder of the Cinémathèque Français, Henri Langlois, awarded the medal to Hitchcock.

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