• Hitchcock was born in London, England in 1899.
• Hitchcock recalled his father having him put in a police holding cell as a punishment as a child.
• Hitchcock described himself as a loner as a child.
• Hitchcock, a Catholic, attended Jesuit school as a child.
• Hitchcock wanted to be an engineer, and attended a specialized school, The School of Engineering and Navigation.
• After leaving school, Hitchcock worked at the Henley Telegraph Company as a specialist with electric cables - he was later transferred to the advertising department, where he drew advertisements.
• Hitchcock learned Paramount Famous Players-Lasky was planning to open a film studio in London and submitted illustrations that might be used for their first film's title cards.
• Hitchcock was promoted to head of the title department at Paramount Famous Players-Lasky.
• Hitchcock met American writers and learned how to write scripts.
• Hitchcock wrote his first script adaptation for...
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