Leslie S. Hiscott

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Leslie S. Hiscott
Born Leslie Stephenson Hiscott
(1894-07-25)25 July 1894
Fulham, London, England
Died 3 May 1968(1968-05-03) (aged 73)
Paddington, London, England
Years active 1923-1956

Leslie Stephenson Hiscott (25 July 1894 – 3 May 1968) was an English film director and screenwriter who made over sixty films between 1925 and 1956.[1] He was born in London in 1894. In 1931 he directed Alibi, the first ever depiction of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's famous detective, with Austin Trevor in the lead role. He directed a follow-up, Black Coffee, also starring Trevor, the same year.

During the 1930s he became best known for his mystery films, also working on portrayals of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and A. E. W. Mason's Inspector Hanaud. He worked extensively at Twickenham Film Studios in west London where he was a co-founder.[2]





  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0386785/
  2. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/979