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Still from Graham Cutts’ The White Shadow (1924) courtesy Lewis J. Selznick Enterprises / Photofest

Double Bill: The White Shadow followed by The Dark Mirror

Dark Mirrors: The Double in Cinema

Dark Mirrors: The Double in Cinema

  • Sunday, July 31, 2022
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium; Andrew Simpson, piano
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required.

Andrew Simpson, piano

About The White Shadow

Written and edited by an uncredited Alfred Hitchcock, The White Shadow features Betty Compson playing twins Nancy and Georgina Brent, in love with the same man. This only surviving copy of the film, discovered in a New Zealand archive, is incomplete (though title cards fill in the gaps). Andrew Simpson provides live piano accompaniment. 

The White Shadow was preserved through a partnership of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (the former New Zealand Film Archive) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from a tinted nitrate print identified in 2011. The three surviving reels were among the materials transferred to the Archive by Jack Murtagh and Tony Osborne. The preservation work was completed by Park Road Post Production, in New Zealand, with support from AMPAS and the National Film Preservation Fund. (Graham Cutts, 1924, 42 minutes) 

About The Dark Mirror

In The Dark Mirror, Olivia de Havilland portrays identical twins Terry and Ruth Collins—one kind, the other coldblooded—who together confuse psychologists and police trying to solve a murder. (Robert Siodmak, 1946, 85 minutes)