Hitchcock Chronology: 1930
Month by Month
- 8th - Elstree Calling is screened publicly for the first time at the Alhambra cinema in London. Newspapers report it as setting a new record for the shortest "production to public screening" time of under two months.
- Principal photography starts on Murder!, starring Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring and Edward Chapman. At the same time, the sets are re-used to film a German version titled Mary.
- 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.
- Hitchcock meets playwright John Galsworthy to discuss a film adaptation of his book The Skin Game.
- A British International Pictures press release of upcoming productions names Hitchcock as the director of The Man at Six.
- Principal photography begins on The Skin Game, starring Edmund Gwenn, Helen Haye, C V France and Jill Esmond.
Notes & References
- Dundee Evening Telegraph (07/Feb/1930) - British Talkie Revue Made in Record Time
- Derby Daily Telegraph (07/Feb/1930) - Film Production Record
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 136
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 137
- Hull Daily Mail (06/Aug/1930).
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 139
- As reported in the Perth Western Mail
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 140