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International Motion Picture Almanac (1937-38)



  • To keep up his profile in America, Hitchcock took out a 1/2 page advertisement in the almanac (page 1071) which simply stated: "ALFRED HITCHCOCK, LONDON".




COX, JOHN J.: Chief cameraman, B.I.P.. Elstree. England; b. London. July 26. 1896. h. 6 feet. w. 168 pounds; educated at New College. Worthing. Entered trade in 1912 as assistant to L. Fitzharaon. Cameraman with Gaumont. Stoll; with Maurice Elvey for four years and Alfred Hitchcock for five, turning on "The Ring," "Blackmail," "Heads We Go," "You Made Me Love You," B.I.P. etc. In 1934, "Bed Wagon," "Great Defender." In 1935: "Mimi," "Women Alone," "Heart's Desire," BIP. In 1936: "The Man Who Changed His Mind," Gainsborough.

ELDER, CLARENCE: Director of Studios, British International Pictures, London, b. Glasgow, Scotland: married; e. Glasgow University, Paris and London. In charge of architectural decor for Associated British Picture Corporation and Supervising Art Director for B.I.P. before present appointment. Supervised over 250 pictures, including "Blossom Time," "Abdul the Damned," "Invitation to the Waltz," "I Give My Heart," and the earlier B.I.P. pictures "Blackmail," "Atlantic," and "Piccadilly"; working with such celebrated directors as Hitchcock, Czinner, Bentley, Stein and Dupont.

HITCHCOCK, ALFRED: Director, b. Aug. 13. 1900; dark hair and dark eyes; medium height; m. Alma Reville. scenario writer. In 1925 directed "Pleasure Garden" then "Juno and the Paycock" (1932). "The Skin Game" (1932) directing for B.I.P. studios at Elstree, England. "Waltzes from Vienna" (independent picture) (1933); "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934), directing for Gaumont-British. Now director at Gaumont-British. In 1935: "Strauss' Great Waltz." Tom Arnold; "The 39 Steps." Gaumont-British. In 1937: "Secret Agent," "A Woman Alone." GB.

TENNYSON. F.P.: Assistant director. b. London, 1912; unmarried; p. C.B.L. & I.G. Tennyson: e. Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. Assistant to Victor Saville on: "First a Girl"; to Alfred Hitchcock on: "Man Who Knew Too Much," "39 Steps," "Secret Agent": to Maurice Elvey on: "The Tunnel"; all Gaumont-British.

Stories and Plays Bought In Thirteen Months

HIDDEN POWER, book, by Joseph Conrad, purchased by GB Pictures (from Conrad's "Secret Agent"); starring Sylvia Sidney; direction by Alfred Hitchcock.

SECRET AGENT, book, by Joseph Conrad, purchased by GB Pictures for release as "Sabotage"; Sylvia Sidney starred, Alfred Hitchcock directing.