Always Tell Your Wife
(1923 Short Film)
Black comedy about two couples Hawkses and Chessons.Mr.Hawks and mrs.Chesson , and mrs.Hawks and mr.Chesson affair. (20 mins.)
The Pleasure Garden
Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer... (75 mins.)
“ The version I saw had a nice musical soundtrack behind it, and I enjoyed it. It was very interesting to see how the great director started! It was released in the US in 1926, and at that time Hitchcock was 27.
(watched on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/movie/the-pleasure-garden) ” - craig-c-austin
The Mountain Eagle
In the Kentucky hills a store keeper tries to win the love of an innocent schoolteacher. She runs away and seeks refuge with a hermit. (57 mins.)
This one is not available to watch, either.
"When interviewed by François Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock implied that he was not sorry there are no known surviving prints; he called the movie 'awful'." ~IMDb
(For more trivia, see this page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016127/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2
A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London. (68 mins.)
“ There was a nice soundtrack to the version I found. Having seen some of his later movies prior to this one, it's clear Hitchcock was developing his future style while making this film. It was the most enjoyable and exciting for me, so far.
(watched at archive.org: http://archive.org/details/TheLodgerAStoryOfTheLondonFog_579) ” - craig-c-austin
Two boxers compete for the love of a woman. (116 mins.)
“ This has been the most difficult to watch, mostly because the version I watched had no soundtrack and was truly silent. The story didn't interest me much either, and I don't consider it a spectacular film. But I'm glad I've seen it.
(watched on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/movie/the-ring?feature=mv_sr) ” - craig-c-austin
When Boys Leave Home
Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's charge... (80 mins.)
“ I found this movie under its original title, "Downhill", at a website I hadn't heard of before. (I was referred there on the movie's IMDb page!) It was worth seeing, but I wouldn't watch it again.
(watched at archive.org: (http://archive.org/details/Downhill_1927) ” - craig-c-austin
The Farmer's Wife
After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic process. (100 mins.)
“ This story seemed so simple, I was very surprised to discover how entertaining it was! Unexpectedly, this was a romantic comedy. But even without intrigue, mystery or suspense, it kept my attention until the end, and actually provided a few laughs! The soundtrack did not match the plot, but I was grateful that one existed.
(watched on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=pcM1YB6j65E&feature=mv_sr) ” - craig-c-austin
A divorcée hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family. (80 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/movie?feature=mv_e_rel_b&v=xFn90_nJGN4 ” - craig-c-austin
A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. But Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve. (86 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/movie/champagne?feature=mv_sr ” - craig-c-austin
Although it's only a minute long this film does "document" some of film's first spoken words; but it's not what I would think of now as a "documentary". It's fun to watch, though!
Here is a transcript of the dialog:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249159/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu
(watched on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z8mSwzSQQk)
You can also see it here: http://viooz.co/movies/19464-sound-test-for-blackmail-1929.html ”
A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl. (110 mins.)
“ Completely silent version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlGOsALtc-0
Alternate version with soundtrack (score by Danny Hahn) here: http://vimeo.com/38866501 ” - craig-c-austin
After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing. (85 mins.)
“ I wasn't able to find a silent version, although both were released. I watched the "talkie" version. (Audio dialogue does not start until eight minutes into the film!) Favorite quote: "You know uh, detectives in glass houses shouldn't wave clues."
(watched on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwkfM-Gi7KU&feature=relmfu) ” - craig-c-austin
The Shame of Mary Boyle
During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values are. (85 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHMVnc-Qnwc&wide=1 ” - craig-c-austin
A series of 19 musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself)... (86 mins.)
An Elastic Affair
(1930 Short Film)
A short sketch featuring winners of the 'Film Weekly' acting scholarship. (10 mins.)
A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. (104 mins.)
The Skin Game
An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other. (85 mins.)
A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. German version of "Murder." (78 mins.)
East of Shanghai
Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point. (92 mins.)
A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail. (66 mins.)
“ (Directed by Benn W. Levy, produced by Alfred Hitchcock) ” - craig-c-austin
The Man Who Knew Too Much
A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. (75 mins.)
Sanders of the River
British District Officer in Nigeria in the 1930's rules his area strictly but justly, and struggles... (98 mins.)
The 39 Steps
A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. (86 mins.)
After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences. (86 mins.)
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel. (76 mins.)
The Girl Was Young
Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause. (80 mins.)
The Lady Vanishes
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)
“ I loved it!
(watched on Netflix)
It's here on YouTube, too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAdqbmLWQ5k ” - craig-c-austin
In Cornwall in 1819, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit. (108 mins.)
Men of the Lightship
Lightships (ships serving the functions of a lighthouse) have for centuries been treated as neutral during wartime... (25 mins.)
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
(watched on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cf0-GsXDzI) ” - craig-c-austin
On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Not a typical Hitchcock movie, this is a comedy about a couple who learn that their marriage was not valid. (95 mins.)
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