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Foreign Correspondent Overview:

Foreign Correspondent (1940) was a Mystery - Romance Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Walter Wanger.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorAlbert BassermanNominated
Best Art DirectionAlexander GolitzenNominated
Best CinematographyRudolph MatéNominated
Best PictureWalter Wanger (production company)Nominated
Best WritingCharles Bennett, Joan HarrisonNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

The Directors? Chair: Foreign Correspondent (1940)

By Theresa Brown on Jun 20, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Directors? Chair: Foreign Correspondent FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940) What a nifty little spitfire of a movie Foreign Correspondent is. Joel McCrea stands in for America in this ?thirty-seconds-before-WWII-begins? thriller. A Dutch ambassador (poignantly played by Albert Basserma... Read full article


Review: Foreign Correspondent (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 27, 2018 From 4 Star Films

If Alfred Hitchcock had any contribution to the war effort then Foreign Correspondent would no doubt be it. Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels was purported to have admired its qualities as a work of propaganda and that’s high praise coming from someone who was quite familiar with inf... Read full article


Quickie Review – Foreign Correspondent (1940)

By Michael on Jan 13, 2016 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

It’s a shame, really, when a director has to compete with himself for numerous Academy Awards, but that is exactly what happened in 1941, the year after Alfred Hitchcock released his first two Hollywood productions, Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent. The former was nominated for nine Oscars, a... Read full article


Foreign Correspondent (1940)

By Cameron on Jun 2, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/75400/Foreign-Correspondent/#tcmarcp-224345Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own This is my contribution to the Snoopathon: A Blogathon of Classic Spies, hosted by the fantastic blog Movies Silently. Be sure to visit all the great entries on?spies from old... Read full article


Foreign Correspondent (1940)

By Cameron on Jun 2, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/75400/Foreign-Correspondent/#tcmarcp-224345Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own After Alfred Hitchcock‘s first American film,?Rebecca?(1940), he turned to a war movie as his next project. ?Foreign Correspondent?was “based” on Vincent She... Read full article


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Quotes from

Stebbins: They love to cable from New York. It makes them think that you're working for them.


Mr. Powers: Foreign correspondent! I could get more news out of Europe looking in a crystal ball.


Stephen Fisher: It's really very exciting being present at the christening of an American newspaper correspondent. Shouldn't we break a bottle of champagne or something?


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Facts about

Producer Walter Wanger had the story in development for several years. Originally it was about the Spanish Civil War but that war ended too quickly and therefore the story lost its relevance to audiences. Wanger insisted that the film be politically up-to-date so rewrites were happening constantly throughout production. Ultimately, 14 writers in all were involved in bringing the story to the screen.
This was Alfred Hitchcock's second American film - he was hired out to producer Walter Wanger by David O. Selznick with whom he was contracted.
The ending with Joel McCrea delivering a propaganda broadcast as bombs fall on London was written (by Ben Hecht) and shot after the rest of the film was completed. It replaced a more sardonic ending in which Folliott (George Sanders) tells Haverstock (McCrea) how the Germans will likely cover up the incidents depicted in the main part of the film.
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