Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hitchcock for Fun!

Movies like Psycho and Dial 'M' For Murder tend to cause vindictive grimaces, however, the stage-parody of Hitchcock's The 39 Steps is said to be one of Broadway's funniest productions. The 39 Steps will open on June 1 at EMU Theatre so we thought we'd give you some Fun Facts about Hitchcock to show you Hitchcock can be pleasant! 

  • Alfred Hitchcock cast his daughter Patricia in the part of Caroline, Janet Leigh's co-worker in Psycho.
  • Alfred Hitchcock was honored with a U. S. Postage stamp in 1998. 
  • When Hitchcock was filming The 39 Steps he handcuffed the lead actor and actress Madeleine Carroll and Robert Donat and pretended to lose the key.
  • Hitchcock never won an Academy Award for Best Director.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to play Hitchcock in a new biographical drama about the life of one of the most influential film artists of all time. (Release date has yet to be announced.)
Hopkins as Hitchcock
So don't miss The 39 Steps at EMU Theatre! Director, Ken Stevens, has not handcuffed his actors (yet) but it's sure going to be a good time. Four actors playing 150+ characters. Hitchcock would be proud.

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