The White Shadow (1924)
Producers: Michael Balcon, Victor Saville. Director: Graham Cutts. Assistant Director / Editor / Art Director: Alfred Hitchcock.
Staring: Betty Compson (Nancy and Georgina Brent), Clive Brook (Robin Field), Henry Victor (Louis Chadwick)
Transfer Note: Copied at 18 frames per second from a 35mm tinted print preserved by AMPAS from source material provided by the NZFA.. Running Time: 42 minutes. Incomplete (3 of 6 reels survive).
The rediscovered reels of The White Shadow provide ample evidence that Alfred Hitchcock’s gift for motion-picture storytelling dates from the earliest stages of his career.
About the Preservation
The White Shadow was preserved through a partnership of the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from a tinted nitrate print identified in 2011. The three surviving reels were among the materials transferred to the NZFA from Jack Murtagh and Tony Osborne. The preservation work was completed by Park Road Post Production, in New Zealand, with support from AMPAS and the NFPF.