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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Production and Ethel Lina White on home video Art imitates life in the Master’s timeless tale of wartime espionage It plunges ordinary folk into exceptional, dangerous circumstances Opposites must learn

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Young and Innocent (1937)

Wrong Man on the run: a race to prove innocence of murder, à la The 39 Steps Gripping tale is one of Hitchcock’s purest love stories; gets better with every

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Sabotage (1936)

Highlight of the Master’s British years; perhaps his tightest, tautest film His peerless run of 1930s thrillers are essential viewing for any film fan Plot is as sadly relevant today

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The 39 Steps (1935), Part 2

Margaret’s Story The director’s best known and imitated British film Many tantalising loose ends are deliberately left hanging Ironically, the most poignant part has insalubrious origins Who was Margaret, the

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The 39 Steps (1935)

Novel and Production The Master of Suspense delivers: the one where it all finally comes together Cinema’s best known purveyor of twisted thrills, drama, romance and comedy Tracking the genesis

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The British Years in Print, Part 2

Best of the Rest Numerous Hitchcock books make mention of his very successful pre-Hollywood phase But most only do so cursorily; few have a sizeable amount of well-informed content However,

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

The Master of Suspense’s first international success His own big budget US remake followed two decades later Contrary to popular belief, he actually preferred the original It helped make an

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Blackmail (1929), Part 2

Restoration and home video releases Detailing restoration and quality home video releases of this groundbreaker Shot in two separate versions: the Master’s final silent and first sound film The silent version

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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 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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