Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. It has become the longest-running American movie studio ever.
Paramount Pictures Inc. can trace its beginnings to the creation in May, 1912, of the Famous Players Film Company.
The following Hitchcock films were produced by Paramount Pictures:
- Rear Window (1954)
- To Catch a Thief (1955)
- The Trouble with Harry (1955)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
- Vertigo (1958)
Thanks to the unusual contract Lew Wasserman negotiated with Paramount, the rights to all the films, with the exception of To Catch a Thief, reverted to Hitchcock eight years after their first cinema release. Along with Rope (1948), these became known as "The Missing Hitchcocks" and were less frequently shown than other Hitchcock films. After the director's death, the rights transferred to Patricia Hitchcock who sold the films to Universal for a reported $6m.
Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California