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Blackmail Easy virtue / [Gainsborough Pictures ; C.M. Woolf and Michael Balcon present] ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Author: Eric Bransby WilliamsFranklin DyallRobin IrvineIsabel JeansSara AllgoodAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Delta Entertainment Corp. ; Laserlight DVD, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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Easy virtue: Laurita Finton is accused by her husband of being in love with an artist. There is a trial, but the artist, who has been rejected by the girl, kills himself. Laurita's world is destroyed so she decides to leave, changing her identity and starting a new life. She falls in love with a rich young man, John Whittaker, but his family doesn't like Laurita, a girl with an "easy virtue". John's mother finds out
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Bransby Williams; Franklin Dyall; Robin Irvine; Isabel Jeans; Sara Allgood; Cyril Ritchard; Donald Calthrop; John Longden; Anny Ondra; Michael Balcon; C M Woolf; Benn W Levy; Alfred Hitchcock; John Maxwell; Noel Coward; Charles Bennett; Delta Entertainment Corporation.; Laserlight DVD (Firm); Gainsborough Studios.; British International Pictures.
OCLC Number: 613125425
Language Note: First feature in English; second is silent with English intertitles; both have optional subtitles in Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
Notes: Accompanied by: Scene index ([1] p. : ill.).
"England's first talking flim!"-- Container.
Special features include: introduction by Tony Curtis; original theatrical trailer for Hitchcock's Rear window.
Blackmail originally released as a motion picture by British International Pictures in 1929. Easy virtue originally released as a silent motion picture by Gainsborough Pictures in 1927.
Blackmail based on the play by Charles Bennett; Easy virtue based on the play by Noel Coward.
Credits: Credits: Blackmail: photographer, Jack Cox ; editor, Emile de Ruelle ; music, Campbell & Connelly. Easy virtue: scenario, Eliot Stannard ; photographer, Claude McDonnell ; editor, Ivor Montagu.
Cast: Cast: Easy virtue: Isabel Jeans ; Robin Irvine ; Franklin Dyall ; Eric Bransby Williams.
Cast: Blackmail: Anny Ondra ; John Longden ; Donald Calthrop ; Cyril Ritchard ; Sara Allgood.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 85, 80 min.) : sd., si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; digitally remastered; all regions.
Contents: Blackmail (85 min.) --
Easy virtue (80 min.).
Other Titles: Easy virtue
Blackmail and Easy virtue

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Easy virtue: Laurita Finton is accused by her husband of being in love with an artist. There is a trial, but the artist, who has been rejected by the girl, kills himself. Laurita's world is destroyed so she decides to leave, changing her identity and starting a new life. She falls in love with a rich young man, John Whittaker, but his family doesn't like Laurita, a girl with an "easy virtue". John's mother finds out about the shadows in Laurita's past and tells everything to her son.

Blackmail: The first thriller in sound with the ground-breaking "knife" scene. Quarreling with her detective boyfriend, Alice White accepts the offer of excort from a handsome stranger. Allowing herself to be coaxed into his apartment, she resists his advances, and in a violent struggle, stabs him with a knife. But in her haste to leave the scene of the crime passionelle, she drops a glove. And this vital clue to her identity falls into the hands of a blackmailer who viciously starts turning the screw.

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