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Waltzes from Vienna *** (1933, Edmund Gwenn, Jessie Matthews, Fay Compton, Esmond Knight, Frank Vosper) – Classic Movie Review 2293

And now for something completely different from director Alfred Hitchcock, whose surprise 1933 movie tells the story of Johann Strauss the Elder and Johann Strauss the Younger. Isn’t this giving sons the same name as their […]

Mar, 21

Juno and the Paycock *** (1929, Edward Chapman, Sara Allgood, Maire O’Neill, Kathleen O’Regan, John Laurie) – Classic Movie Review 2290

Director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville make rather heavy weather of their struggle with their 1929 movie adaptation of Sean O’Casey’s doomy successful classic play about a hard-pressed family living in the slums of Dublin […]

Mar, 21

Champagne *** (1928, Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker, Jean Bradin) – Classic Movie Review 2289

Director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1928 comedy is a poorly received but interesting silent movie in which Betty Balfour stars as spoilt rich girl who leads a life of luxury on the profits from her father’s champagne […]

Mar, 21

The Ring **** (1927, Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, Harry Terry, Gordon Harker) – Classic Movie Review 2288

Director Alfred Hitchcock wrote the original story for this richly enjoyable, flavoursome, unfairly neglected 1927 silent movie, in which Carl Brisson plays ‘One-Round’ Jack Sander, a young fairground-booth fighter who marries the cashier Nellie (Lillian […]

Mar, 20

Easy Virtue *** (1928, Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams, Robin Irvine, Ian Hunter) – Classic Movie Review 2287

‘Virtue is its own reward’ they say — but ‘easy virtue’ is society’s reward for a slandered reputation. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1928 romantic film is a rather unsatisfactory silent movie of Noël Coward’s interesting 1924 […]

Mar, 20

Downhill *** (1927, Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans, Robin Irvine, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel) – Classic Movie Review 2286

Welsh actor and composer Ivor Novello stars as English boarding schoolboy Roddy Berwick, who is unjustly condemned for a sexual indiscretion after he takes the blame for a friend, in director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent film […]

Mar, 20

The Pleasure Garden *** (1925, Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart) – Classic Movie Review 2104

In June 2013, nine restored versions of Alfred Hitchcock’s early silent films, including his 1925 first completed film as director, The Pleasure Garden, were shown at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theatre. Known as […]

Jan, 23


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