Somewhere in the depths of the New Zealand Film Archive, previously undiscovered footage from Alfred Hitchcock‘s first film was found!
What was the footage of? It was the first thirty minutes of 1923’s The White Shadow.
They found it in a collection of unidentified American nitrate prints that transferred over to the New Zealand archive in 1989.
Hitchcock was only 24 when he made it, and he served as the writer, assistant director, editor, and production designer.
Experts want to study the footage to see how Hitchcockian Hitchcock was in the early stages.
Hmm, we wonder if they’ll find a certain cameo in that footage…
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