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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Elstree Calling (1930)

The Master co-directed this musical, sharing duties with Adrian Brunel Waltzes from Vienna is wrongly thought of as Hitchcock’s only musical It’s a delightful all star revue featuring many regular

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Juno and the Paycock (1930)

When the luck of the Irish ran out: the outlook is grey in the Emerald Isle The first all-talking film from the young director is a funny but dark drama

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Free the Hitchcock 9!

Let’s all play in The Pleasure Garden Alfred Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films have been digitally restored The Pleasure Garden was resurrected in particularly spectacular fashion This miraculous new version is

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Blackmail (1929)

Production Hitchcock breaks the sound barrier with Britain’s first talkie It saw off several part-silent pretenders and made cinema history But his sound film had a silent counterpart; both get the

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Manxman (1929)

The Master’s last fully silent film is a haunting, romantic smalltown drama Carl Brisson, star of The Ring, is caught up in another traumatic love triangle Secrets and lies prepared

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Champagne (1928)

The Master’s second comedy features Betty Balfour, Britain’s biggest star of the 1920s But even her effervescent charms can’t keep it from occasionally falling a little flat Its mostly hit but a little

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Farmer’s Wife (1928)

The Master’s uproarious first comedy is stuffed with oddballs and eccentrics It’s full of good old-fashioned English humour, from gentle to earthy and bawdy With slapstick and even subtle smut,

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Nosferatu Rises: Reincarnated in Sound

Count Orlok speaks! After a century of silent scares, the brooding vampire finally finds his voice Among Nosferatu’s many homages and reinterpretations are several transforming it into a talkie Most

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Ring (1927)

The Master of Suspense turns in a technical tour de force in this prize winning tale Danish actor Carl Brisson, star of two Hitchcocks, suffers a hit in love in both

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Raymond Rohauer: King of the Film Freebooters by William K. Everson

Infamous nitrate era film collector and one of its most contentious figures He lied, stole and bullied his way into ownership of a vast archive of rarities Retained an army of