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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: Easy Virtue (1927)

His most obscure and maligned film, only surviving in severely compromised condition Only a few badly worn 16mm prints exist, all missing over 25% of their original footage As one

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Multiple-Language Version Film Collectors’ Guide

1930 Films Q: What do the following have in common? Laurel and Hardy, Greta Garbo, Buster Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, Dracula and Fritz Lang. A: They all

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The Multiple-Language Version Film: A Curious Moment in Cinema History

A short-lived product of the transition from silents to talkies It led to a host of cinematic conundrums and consequences Some films were completed in up to a dozen different versions