Foreign Correspondent

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In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent, were both nominated for the best picture Oscar. read more
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In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent, were both nominated for the best picture Oscar. Though Rebecca prevailed, Foreign Correspondent is the more quintessential Hitch film. A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects. Foreign Correspondent deserves to be mentioned alongside The 39 Steps and North by Northwest as one of the master’s greatest adventures.

Original Release

08/16/1940

US Release

08/16/1940

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Cast

George Sanders Scott ffolliott
Herbert Marshall Stephen Fisher
Joel McCrea John Jones aka Huntley Haverstock / John Jones
Laraine Day Carol Fisher
Albert Bassermann Van Meer
Martin Kosleck Tramp
Robert Benchley Stebbins
Edmund Gwenn Rowley
Eduardo Ciannelli Mr. Krug
Harry Davenport Mr. Powers
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers

James Hilton, Ben Hecht, Joan Harrison, Richard Maibaum, Robert Benchley, Charles Bennett

Cast

George Sanders Scott ffolliott
Herbert Marshall Stephen Fisher
Joel McCrea John Jones aka Huntley Haverstock / John Jones
Laraine Day Carol Fisher
Albert Bassermann Van Meer
Martin Kosleck Tramp
Robert Benchley Stebbins
Edmund Gwenn Rowley
Eduardo Ciannelli Mr. Krug
Harry Davenport Mr. Powers
Frances Carson Mrs. Sprague
Ian Wolfe Stiles
Charles Wagenheim Assassin
Eddie Conrad Latvian
Charles Halton Bradley
Barbara Pepper Dorine
Emory Parnell 'Mohican' Captain / Captain John Mark
Roy Gordon Mr. Brood
Gertrude Hoffman Mrs. Benson
Marten Lamont Captain

Producers

Editors

Dorothy Spencer

1941 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Effects, Special Effects Nominated
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