Hitchcock: British International Pictures Collection

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Release Year: 1927
Running Time: 502
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.K.
Language: English
Genres: Drama, Comedy
     

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Cast
Carl Brisson
Jameson Thomas
Betty Balfour
Edmund Gwenn

Crew
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Before he became known as the Master of Suspense in Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock had already established himself as a precociously talented filmmaker in England. Hitchcock: British International Pictures Collection brings together five features he directed for the production company that first displayed his talents. Four of them are visually dynamic silent films (restored by the BFI): atmospheric boxing drama The Ring, sprightly comedies The Farmer’s Wife and Champagne, and a love triangle set on the Isle of Man, The Manxman. Also included is the 1931 sound feature The Skin Game, a rousing melodrama about feuding families. These features display Hitchcock’s command of visual language long before his Hollywood sojourn, proving he was a master from the beginning.