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Alma Reville

Highest Rated: 100% Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Lowest Rated: 27% The Shame of Mary Boyle (Juno and the Paycock) (1930)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Alma Reville is perhaps best known as the wife of director Alfred Hitchcock, but she was also an assistant director, a screenwriter, and adaptor. She was raised near her father's workplace, Twickenham Film Studios, so it seemed only natural that she herself would begin working there at 15 as a rewind girl in the cutting rooms. She was soon promoted to editor/continuity girl. In this capacity she worked on The Prisoner of Zenda (1915). In 1922, she began working for Famous Players-Lasky Studios where she met Hitchcock. Together they went to work at the UFA Studios in Berlin. By 1925, they had returned to Gainsborough Studio, England where Hitchcock made his directorial debut with The Pleasure Garden. Reville worked as his assistant director. Thus began a working relationship that would last until his death, even though they did not marry until 1936. In addition to her formal professional duties, Reville also provided the great director with invaluable constructive criticism, functioning as his 'ultimate authority,' throughout his long career. She also occaisionally wrote scripts for other writers.

Highest Rated Movies



90% Stage Fright Screenwriter 1950
80% The Paradine Case Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet It's in the Bag Screenwriter 1945
100% Shadow of a Doubt Screenwriter 1943
97% Suspicion Screenwriter 1941
55% Jamaica Inn Screenwriter 1939
98% The Lady Vanishes Screenwriter 1938
100% Young and Innocent Screenwriter 1938
100% Sabotage Screenwriter 1937
86% Secret Agent Screenwriter 1936
96% The 39 Steps Screenwriter 1935
50% Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz) Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Forbidden Territory Screenwriter 1934
63% Number Seventeen (Number 17) Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Sally in Our Alley Screenwriter 1931
29% The Skin Game Screenwriter 1931
70% Rich and Strange Screenwriter 1931
27% The Shame of Mary Boyle (Juno and the Paycock) Screenwriter 1930
88% Murder! Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet The First Born Screenwriter 1929
100% The Ring Screenwriter 1927


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