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Variety (1940) - Pictures: Inside Stuff--Pictures (Jun 12th)


  • article: Pictures: Inside Stuff--Pictures
  • journal: Variety (12/Jun/1940)
  • issue: volume 139, issue 1, page 20
  • journal ISSN: 0042-2738
  • publisher: Penske Business Media



Production washup of Walter Wanger's 'Foreign Correspondent' revealed more extras and technicians used on the picture than any other on United Artists lot in 14 years. Payroll at one time carried 600 technicians, while five of the studio's eight sound stages were used for 78 interior sets and most of the backlot for Amsterdam exteriors.

One sequence near the finale is less than half a reel in length and cost $167,400. It required 12 days to film. Alfred Hitchcock directed.