Michael Balcon

Born: 19 May 1896, Birmingham, Warks.
Died: 16 October 1977, Hartfield, Sussex

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Highlighted works

  • The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock perfected his favourite thriller set-up – the innocent man on the run – with this adaptation of John Buchan’s classic adventure novel.

  • The Pleasure Garden

    The Pleasure Garden

    Alfred Hitchcock’s directorial debut, made when he was 25, follows the love lives of two dancers at a London nightspot.

  • The Lodger  A Story of the London Fog

    The Lodger A Story of the London Fog

    A strange lodger may be a serial killer in Alfred Hitchcock’s first suspense thriller.

  • Downhill


    Ivor Novello plays a schoolboy who is falsely accused of getting a girl pregnant and descends into disgrace, in Alfred Hitchcock’s dark melodrama.

  • Easy Virtue

    Easy Virtue

    Alfred Hitchcock adapts Noël Coward’s melodrama about a divorced woman rejected by society.


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