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The Pleasure Garden (1925)

 |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  1926 (USA)
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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. Jill meets adventurer Hugh Fielding and they ... See full summary »

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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. Jill meets adventurer Hugh Fielding and they get engaged, but when Hugh travels out of the country, she begins to play around. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Michael Balcon offered the film to Hitchcock in early 1925, when Graham Cutts, Hitchcock's jealous boss, would not let him work on his new film, The Rat (1925). See more »

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The dog, shown chewing up some clothing, disappears in the wide-angle shots of the apartment. See more »

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[first lines]
Pleasure Garden theatergoer: That's an exquisite chorus line, Mr. Hamilton.
Oscar Hamilton: Meet Patsy Brand.
Pleasure Garden theatergoer: I had to meet you because I was charmed by that lovely curl of hair.
Patsy Brand: [detaches the curl and presents it] Then I give it to you and hope you have a nice time. Now that wasn't a very clever line, was it?
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A Pleasure to Watch
12 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was quite pleasantly surprised by this film. It's true that little of the Hitchcock we've come to love comes through but there are quite a few touches at that and all of them work. The travel scenes at Lake Como and somewhere in the South Sea work very well indeed and there's precious little in this film that doesn't contribute meaningfully to the movie. I would agree with one reviewer that Cuddles the dog gives some of the scenes humor. The transformation of two of the characters for the worst is loud and clear and the plot is not only crystal clear but quite effective. I'm glad to say I've seen this one - my last of all the Hitchcocks! Curtis Stotlar


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