Hi Everyone, The Paradine Case is considered as Hitchcock's lost film. Selznick's editing destroyed many of Hitchcockian scenes. Many of the scenes had "long take technique shots." Here is an example. According to Book "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light", Hitchcock's favorite effect, he told Charles Higham, had been planned since the inception of The Paradine Case. Keane and Sir Simon Flaquer walk toward the camera as they enter Lincoln's Inn, part of venerable fourteenth-century London law complex. The two are seen entering the building, closing the door, walking up the stairs, turning the corner, heading along a landing into an office, and then continuing into the office, all without a single cut. It was one of Hitchcock's signature composites, using background projection and a treadmill, elaborately planned and prepared in advance by his second unit in London. Opposed to the long take, and oblivious of the significance of Lincoln's Inn, Selznick deleted the shot. Hitchcock's original rough cut ran close to 3 hours. Selznick did post production editing. And this really ruined the film. There was a brilliant museum scene where Ethel Barrymore (Lady Horfield) requests Gregory Peck (Anthony Keane) to save Mrs. Paradine. Many of the Scenes of the film was replaced with Selznick's horrible retakes. Many of the courtroom scenes were removed. It is believed that Hitchcock used huge amount of eye contact connections in the scenes he directed. The Paradine Case is a major study on Mother/Whore Syndrome. Only few people notice the importance of the film. There was another Courtroom case in Hitchcock's rough cut. But Selznick deleted those Courtroom scenes. I hope Robert Harris knows about this. Its a great film. But it would have been better if Hitchcock's shots were used in the film. I think these missing scenes of The Paradine Case are at George Eastman House. But I am not sure.