Watch Alfred Hitchcock's earliest surviving film, right now!

Before The Pleasure Garden (Alfred Hitchcock's directorial debut) was released in 1925, Hitchcock's worked on a numerous silent films as both an assistant director and an art director. And now one of his oldest films has been released online, called The White Shadow, and you can watch it now.

Discovered in New Zealand, it is currently Hitchcock's oldest surviving film. It stars Betty Compson, who plays two characters — twin sisters, one good and the other one evil. The movie was considered lost until it was discovered in a film archive, but it now exists online.

Watch the full movie over at Film Preservation.

[via IFC]