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Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent(1940)

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  • Robert Benchley was allowed to write his own lines.
  • Director 'Hitchcock, Alfred' wanted 'Cooper, Gary' for the lead instead of Joel McCrea, but Cooper wasn't interested in doing a thriller.
  • Shooting was completed on May 29, 1940, after which Hitchcock made a visit to England. He returned on July 3 with the word that the Germans were expected to start bombing at any time. Ben Hecht was hurriedly called in and wrote the tacked-on final scene set at a London radio station; it was filmed on July 5, and the real-life bombing started on July 10.
  • Albert Bassermann (who played the Dutch diplomat Van Meer) couldn't speak a word of English and learned all his lines phonetically.
  • early in the movie walking past Jonny Jones' hotel reading a newspaper.


  • Holz (2008-02-07)

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    A man escaping from the downed clipper breaks open a window with a suitcase, thens sits directly on the jagged "glass".

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