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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alfred Hitchcock; Walter C Mycroft; Hall Caine, Sir; J Jefferson Farjeon; Dale Collins; Eden Phillpotts; John Galsworthy; Charles Bennett; Clemence Dane; Helen Simpson; Eliot Stannard; Alma Reville; Rodney Ackland; Leon M Lion; Val Valentine; Benn W Levy; Jack Cox; Charles Martin; Betty Balfour; Jean Bradin; Theo Von Alten; Carl Brisson; Malcolm Keen; Anny Ondra; Anne Grey; John Stuart; Donald Calthrop; Henry Kendall; Joan Barry; Percy Marmont; Sara Allgood; John Longden; Lilian Hall Davis; Ian Hunter; Jameson Thomas; Gordon Harker; C V France; Helen Haye; Jill Esmond; Herbert Marshall; Norah Baring; Phyllis Konstam; British International Pictures.; Optimum Releasing (Firm)
|Notes:||Title from container.
Aspect ratio: 4:3.
Originally released as motion pictures between 1928 and 1932.
Champagne adapted from an original story by Walter C. Mycroft; The manxman adapted from a story by Sir Hall Caine; Number seventeen adapted from a play by J. Jefferson Farjeon; Rich and stranged adapted from Dale Collins' work; The farmer's wife adapted from a play by Eden Phillpotts; The skin game based on a play by John Galsworthy; Blackmail based on a play by Charles Bennett; and Murder! adapted from "Enter Sir John" by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson.
Special features include: interactive menus; scene selection; re-mastered with new scores for The ring, Champagne, The farmer's wife and The manxman; scene from the original silent version of Blackmail; alternative ending to Murder; introductions to all films by director/film historian Noël Simsolo; Blackmail: take with Anny Ondra (Hitchcock's first 'Blone'); 52 minute documentary: 'Hitchcock's early works' with Claude Chabrol and Bernard Eisenschiz; picture galleries for all films.
|Credits:||Photography, John J. Cox (all the films), Charles Martin (Rich and strange only). The manxman: film editor, Emile de Ruelle. Number seventeen: film editing, A.C. Hammond ; musical score, A. Hallis. Rich and strange: music, Hall Dolphe ; film editor, Rene Marrison, Winifred Cooper. Blackmail: film editor, Emile de Ruelle ; musical score, Campbell & Connelly. The skin game: film editor, A. Gobbett and Rene Harrison. Murder!: film editor, Rene Marrison.|
|Cast:||Champagne: Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin, Theo Von Alten. The manxman: Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Anny Ondra. Number seventeen: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart. Rich and strange: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont. Blackmail: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, John Longden. The ring: Carl Brisson, Lilian Hall Davis, Ian Hunter. The farmer's wife: Jameson Thomas, Lilian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker. The skin game: C.V. France, Helen Haye, Jill Esmond. Murder!: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam.|
|Target Audience:||BBFC rating: PG.|
|Description:||9 videodiscs (ca. 744 min.) : sd. and si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ( p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)|
|Details:||DVD; region 2; PAL; Dolby digital mono./stereo.|
|Contents:||Champagne / adapted by Alfred Hitchcock ; scenario by Eliot Stannard (ca. 85 min.) --
The manxman / scenario by Eliot Stannard (ca.80 min.) --
Number seventeen / scenario, Alma Reville, Alfred Hitchcock & Rodney Ackland ; produced by Leon M. Lion (ca. 61 min.) --
Rich and strange / adapted and directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; scenario, Alma Reville, Val Valentine (ca. 80 min.) --
Blackmail / adapted and directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; scenario by Alfred Hitchcock, Benn W. Levy (ca. 82 min.) --
The ring / written and directed by Alfred Hitchcock (ca. 85 min.) --
The farmer's wife / adapted for the screen by Eliot Stannard (ca. 94 min.) --
The skin game : a talking film / adapted and directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; scenario by Alma Reville (ca. 80 min.) --
Murder! / adapted by Alfred Hitchcock and Walter Mycroft ; screnario by Alma Revilla (ca. 98 min.).
Rich and strange.
|Responsibility:||[a British International Pictures Ltd presentation ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock].|