Alfred Hitchcock in East London (2009)

An examination of Alfred Hitchcock's mysterious early life and influences on the streets of East London.

Director:

Bill Hodgson

Writer:

Bill Hodgson
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sarah O'Connor Sarah O'Connor ... Narrator
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Roy Ward Baker Roy Ward Baker ... Himself - interviewed
Murray Melvin ... Himself - interviewed
Charles Barr Charles Barr ... Himself - interviewed
Barry Bliss Barry Bliss ... Himself - interviewed
Nathalie Morris Nathalie Morris ... Herself - interviewed
Alex Werner Alex Werner ... Himself - interviewed
Brian Grover Brian Grover ... Himself - interviewed
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The legendary Master of Suspense was born above his father's grocery store in Leytonstone during 1899 and would go on to produce some of the most successful and influential films of all time including 'North by Northwest', 'The Man Who Knew Too Much', 'Psycho' and 'The 39 Steps'. 'Alfred Hitchcock in East London' uncovers the lesser known facts about his early life and pinpoints the key sites from his formative years which still exist today. Featuring a mixture of contemporary footage and rare archive film, the documentary retraces Hitchcock's footsteps around Leytonstone and identifies the old cinema buildings where the young boy was first exposed to motion pictures. His churchgoing in nearby Stratford and his schooldays in Hackney are also explored as well as his lively teenage years in Limehouse during the First World War. For the first time in any study of the director, Hitchcock's associations with the long forgotten Walthamstow film industry are explored and it is revealed how ... Written by Anonymous

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The untold story of Alfred Hitchcock's East London roots and inspirations


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2009 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP25,000 (estimated)
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McGuffin Media See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color (PAL)| Black and White (archive footage)
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