An Elastic Affair

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An Elastic Affair (1930) is a 10-minute short comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock which features the two winners—Cyril Butcher (1909-1988) as "the Boy" and Aileen Despard (1908-1981) as "the Girl"—of a film acting scholarship sponsored by British film magazine Film Weekly.[1]

The film was shown on 19 January 1930 at a ceremony at the London Palladium at which the two winners were presented with their award, in the form of movie contracts with the film producer John Maxwell of British International Pictures. The film is now considered a lost film.[2]

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  1. ^ "An Elastic Affair". British Film Institute.
  2. ^ Kerzoncuf, Alain (February 2009). "Alfred Hitchcock and The Fighting Generation". Senses of Cinema (49). The Fighting Generation (1944) is probably one of the last Hitchcockian opuses still to be uncovered, if we accept that productions such as The Mountain Eagle and An Elastic Affair have been lost forever.

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