Tag "Collectors’ Guide"

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Elstree Calling (1930)

Contrary to popular opinion, Hitchcock actually directed two musicals This was his first, though he shared duties with topliner Adrian Brunel Also his first part-colour film, years before the full-colour

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

The first all-talking film from the young director is a dark and funny drama Based on a perennially popular stage play depicting working class strife in 1920s Ireland Featuring many

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Blackmail (1929)

The Master’s first full-length sound film and its silent counterpart get the twice-over They were simultaneously shot and released on the cusp of the talkie revolution Hitchcock was keen to push

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Manxman (1929)

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

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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, stuffed with oddballs and eccentrics It’s full of good old-fashioned English humour, both gentle and earthy Including slapstick and even subtle smut, fans of the

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Ring (1927)

The Master 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 Don’t watch the horde

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Easy Virtue (1927)

One of the Master’s most obscure films; much maligned, it only exists in severely compromised condition Only a few badly worn 16mm prints survive, all missing more than 25% of their original footage As

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Downhill (1927)

Not a murder in sight, but it’s still one of the darkest films in the Master’s canon The star of The Lodger returns to suffer again in another Wrong Man

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1926)

In silents no one can hear you scream. Investigating the Master’s take on Jack the Ripper The elusive maniac emerges from the shadows in one of his earliest big screen outings