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The Bat (1940)

In April 1940, Variety reported that David O. Selznick might loan Hitchcock out to producer James Roosevelt at United Artists to direct The Bat.[1][2]

By early the following month, the New York Times reported the film had been shelved, "because of the unavailability of Alfred Hitchcock".[3]

Notes & References

  1. Variety (10/Apr/1940) - Selznick Sees Varied Admission Scales as Films' Sole Salvation; Admits Costs Must Keep Mounting
  2. Variety (17/Apr/1940) - Pictures: 5c-in-Slot Pix Don't Rest Well With UA Now; Roosevelt-Bronston Merge
  3. New York Times (03/May/1940)