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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Skin Game (1931)

Class meets crass and both cruelly trample on innocent dreams One of the Master’s best British films but it’s often unfairly overlooked Class system injustice is laid bare in a

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Murder! and Mary (1930/1931)

In 1956, the Master famously remade his own 1934 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much But 26 years before that, he directed two very different versions of this murder mystery

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

Production and remakes 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

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Mountain Eagle (1926)

The Master’s only missing feature is one of the most wanted silent films of all In the first iteration of his favourite theme, it concerns a Wrong Man on the