The Times (24/Jan/1935) - Best English Film of 1934: Gold medal awarded to Mr. A. Hitchcock
(c) The Times (24/Jan/1935)
- keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, Cicely Oates, Edna Best, Gaumont British Picture Corporation Limited, Ian Hay, John Buchan, Leslie Banks, London Film Productions, Nova Pilbeam, Peter Lorre, The 39 Steps (1935), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
"BEST ENGLISH FILM" OF 1934
GOLD MEDAL AWARDED TO MR. A. HITCHCOCK
Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, the British film director, was yesterday presented with the gold medal of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers, which is awarded annually to the director of the English film which is considered by the institute to be the best made during the year. The award was gained with The Man Who Knew Too Much, a melodrama produced for the Gaumont-British Corporation, in which the principal players were Mr. Peter Lorre, Mr. Leslie Banks, Miss Cicely Oates, Miss Edna Best, and Miss Nova Pilbeam. In the absence abroad of the Duke of Sutherland, the presentation was made by Lord Dunedin.
The next Gaumont-British production to be made by Mr. Hitchcock will be a screen version by Mr. Ian Hay and Mr. Wyndham Lewis of Mr. John Buchan's novel "The Thirty-nine Steps."
Mr. Robert J. Flaherty, whose film Man of Aran was awarded the first prize of the American National Board of Review, has agreed to direct for London Film Productions, Limited, a film to be made in India.