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HITCHCOCK'S WOMEN --- writers!

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Many women are behind the scenes in Alfred Hitchcock's films---writing the source material, be it plays, novels, or short stories:

THE LODGER (1926) Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes

DANGEROUS VIRTUE (1926) Rudolf Besier and May Edginton

DOWNHILL (1927) Ivor Novello and Constance Collier (who also stars in ROPE)

MURDER! (1930) Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson

YOUNG AND INNOCENT (1937) Josephine Tey

THE LADY VANISHES (1938) Ethel Lina White

JAMAICA INN (1939) Daphne DuMaurier

REBECCA (1940) Daphne DuMaurier

SUSPICION (1941) Frances Iles

UNDER CAPRICORN (1949) Helen Simpson

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) Patricia Highsmith

THE BIRDS (1963) Daphne DuMaurier



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Also, his wife, Alma Reville, was a screen writer and editor. She worked on the scripts for Hitchcock's REBECCA, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, SABOTEUR, and SUSPICION.

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