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 is engaged to adventurer Hugh Fielding and... See full summary »
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This film was released in 1929 in France under the title Le ring, as many magazines (such as Cinémagazine, Le film complet) prove. However, for some reason, at some point around the 1960s, it was confused with a Fred Niblo film released at the same time in France, Two Lovers (1928), which French title was Le masque de cuir, in reference to the Leatherface character in it. This title has been erroneously used for the Hitchcock film in various books from the 1960s and for a DVD release, although the plot has nothing whatsoever to do with a leather mask. See more »
When the fortune teller is telling the girl's fortune, she puts down a king directly on top of the ten of spades, but in the next shot the king is only partially covering the ten of spades. See more »
At first, I thought the Ring would be a more than normal movie with it's ordinary plot. How surprised was I! Of course, the plot is simple - one girl is in love with two men - but Hitchcock brings it to us on a silver platter, with laughter and fear, with compassion and anguish. The way he depicts the popular crowds of the fair, the strength of the attraction of the girl to both men, the tragic elements that come together with techniques that open the mind to most of his greatest movies(North by Northwest, the Rope, etc.). The master did it great even before his thirties!
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