Eliot Stannard Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of scripts and synopses by the silent film scenarist, scriptwriter, director and producer, Eliot Stannard, dating from the time of his collaboration with director [and actor] A.V. Bramble. Donated by Fred Lake.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eliot Stannard (1888-1944) was a British screenwriter and film maker. His work spans 1914-1933 and includes eight screenplays he wrote for Alfred Hitchcock.


The scripts are arranged roughly in date order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact Special Collections to make an enquiry or to book a research appointment at the BFI Reuben Library, Southbank.

Acquisition Information

Fred Lake

Custodial History

The Eliot Stannard scripts were collected by Fred Lake, who later donated then to the British Film Institute.