Michael Balcon
Date of Birth
May 19, 1896
Birth Place:
Birmingham, England


Sir Michael Balcon was one of Great Britain's most illustrious film producers. He began his cinematic career in 1919 working as a regional distributor and produced his first film, Woman to Woman, in 1923. Balcon assigned young Alfred Hitchcock to serve as his art director, screenwriter, and assistant director; Sir Balcon also gave Hitchcock his first job as a director. In 1928, the producer...