How often do we hear about the woman "behind" the man? What about the woman beside the man? Though Alfred Hitchcock is widely recognized as one of cinema's greatest filmmakers, he had plenty of help. Enter Alma Reville, his uncompromising and most trusted collaborator — and his wife. That history remembers her primarily as his spouse belies the fact that her guidance and insight shaped countless Hitchcock films. Let's take a moment, then, to give credit where credit is due, to acknowledge a talent who, had she been born today, would have been a distinguished filmmaker in her own right.

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