Alfred Hitchcock’s Wife with Alfred’s Wax Head in the Fridge, 1974
We’d imagine that if Alfred Hitchcock were your husband, you’d have to have a healthy sense of humor. Then again, Alma Reville was no stranger to the cunning little devil on her shoulder.
Reville was just one day younger than Hitchcock. The couple married in 926 at Brompton Oratory in London and their only child, Patricia, was born two years later.
Reville became Hitchcock's trusted collaborator and sounding board, with a sharp ear for dialogue and a editor's keen eye for scrutinizing a film's final version for continuity flaws so minor they had escaped the notice of Hitchcock and his crew. It was Reville who noticed Janet Leigh inadvertently breathing after her character's fatal encounter in the 1960 classic ‘Psycho,’ necessitating an alteration to the negative.