Truffaut: [Speaking of Woman to Woman] Graham Cutts directed that picture. You did the adaptation and the dialogue, and were assistant director as well?
Hitchcock: More than that! My friend, the art director, was unable to work on that picture. I volunteered to serve as art director. So I did all of this and also helped on the production. My future wife, Alma Reville, was the editor of the picture as well as the script girl. In those days the script girl and the editor were one and the same person. Today the script girl keeps too many books, as you know. She's a real bookkeeper. It was while working on that picture that I first met my wife.
Then I performed these various functions for several other films. The second was The White Shadow, the third was The Passionate Adventure, and the fourth was The Blackguard. And then there was The Prude's Fall.
Truffaut: As you recall them now, would you say all of those pictures were about the same, or do you have a preference?
Hitchcock: Woman to Woman was the best of the lot and the most successful. When we made The Prude's Fall, the last one of this series, the director took his lady friend along on location. We went to Venice. It was really quite expensive. The director's girl friend apparently didn't approve of any of the locations, so we came back to the studio without shooting a single scene. When the picture was finished, the director told the producer he didn't want me anymore. I've always suspected that someone on that unit had been 'political.'
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