Elaine Schreyeck

Forename/s: 
Elaine
Family name: 
Schreyeck
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Interview Number: 
38
Interview Date(s): 
2 Jun 1988
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Duration (mins): 
85
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Elaine Schreyeck - known as "the Duchess", entered the film industry in 1941 at Paramount Pictures in Wardour Street.   In February 1942, she joined Ealing Studios under Michael Balcon, to work in the script department, before becoming secretary to director Basil Dearden.

In July 1943 she worked on her first film as script supervisor and continued until her retirement in 1986.

First credit on IMDb is listed as "For Those in Peril", directed by Charles Crichton, an Ealing Films production - she is uncredited.   There are 74 films listed on her IMDb page, amongst which are "The Prince and the Showgirl", directed by Laurence Olivier, also "Battle of Britain", "Diamonds are Forever", "Live and Let Die", "The Man with the Golden Gun", "Moonraker", "For Your Eyes Only", "Octopussy", the first two "Superman" films and finally "Hope and Glory".