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News: Lost Hitchcock Film Found

News: Lost Hitchcock Film Found

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest films has been found in an archive in New Zealand. Archivists at the New Zealand Film Archive announced that half of the 1924 film White Shadow was discovered in their holdings and it is now believed to be the earliest existing Hitchcock film. The famed filmmaker was credited with several jobs on White Shadow, including writer, editor and assistant director. He would make his directorial debut the following year in 1925.

White Shadow survived due to the efforts of a projectionist and collector named Jack Murtagh who saved the film from destruction. After Mr. Murtagh’s death, his grandson donated his films to the NZFA. For more information on lost films, check out the MARS link in the navigation bar. The discovery of White Shadow is a hopeful reminder that there is still a chance to find some of the many films that have disappeared over the years. Future articles on Wired History will discuss lost films and the ongoing effort to recover them.

More on the story at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alfred-hitchcocks-earliest-surviving-film-218278