There was not much time though — less than three weeks until location shooting was scheduled to start in the east. Ormonde hunkered down with Hitchcock's associate producer Barbara Keon—disparagingly called "Hitchcock's factotum" by Chandler  —and Alma Reville , Hitchcock's wife. Together the three women, working under the boss's guidance and late into most nights,  finished enough of the script in time to send the company east. The rest was complete by early November.  Three notable additions the trio had made were the runaway merry-go-round, the cigarette lighter, and the thick eyeglasses.