People, Jan. 12, 1976

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, "but not in the midday snow, at least not in my case," protested Director Alfred Hitchcock, 76. Even so, the pudgy film maker and his wife Alma ventured to the snowy slopes of St. Moritz, where he wanted to rest before finishing his latest film, Family Plot. The movie, he said cryptically, is "sort of a comedy-melodrama about a fake woman medium, an out-of-work actor and a chase after a missing heir who is also a kidnaper." Had he bothered even to sample...

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