Bright Lights Film Journal

Young Alfred

I had no idea there was anything like this out there. But here we are – and the year could not be any later than 1930, maybe as early as 1929 – and here’s young Alfred Hitchcock, certainly no more than 30 in this clip, hectoring one of his leading actresses (Anny Ondra of Blackmail) into submission with humorous sexual innuendo, just like his nasty-minded biographers accuse him of doing.

Eternal gratitude to David Cairns of Shadowplay for discovering this clip.