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The early Hitchcock collection

Author: Alfred HitchcockWalter C MycroftHall Caine, SirJ Jefferson FarjeonDale CollinsAll authors
Publisher: [London] : Optimum Releasing, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : English : 9 disc collector's box setView all editions and formats
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A collection of nine Alfred Hitchcock's earliest films running from the silent film era to the invention of talkies. These are presented together for the first time, with many of them unavailable in the UK before.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
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)
OCLC Number: 298440106
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 ([14] 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.).
Other Titles: Champagne.
Manxman.
Number seventeen.
Number 17.
No. 17.
No. seventeen.
Rich and strange.
Blackmail.
Ring.
Farmer's wife.
Skin game.
Murder!
Responsibility: [a British International Pictures Ltd presentation ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock].

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A collection of nine Alfred Hitchcock's earliest films running from the silent film era to the invention of talkies. These are presented together for the first time, with many of them unavailable in the UK before.

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