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Champagne (1928)

 -  Comedy  -  20 August 1928 (UK)
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A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. But Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Balfour ...
The Girl
Jean Bradin ...
The Boy
Ferdinand von Alten ...
The Man (as Theo Von Alten)
Gordon Harker ...
The Father
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A spoilt rich girl leads a life of luxury on the profits from her father's champagne business. To bring her back down to earth he tells her that all the money has been lost so she goes to seek her fortune. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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20 August 1928 (UK)  »

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Includes the first freeze-frame shot. See more »

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Beginning when Betty and the boy are waiting for the elevator, the position of her large fan changes between shots for several minutes afterwards. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man in lifeboat: You'd better hurry, Miss, before she sinks.
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12 February 2002 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

Although the film shows plenty of evidence of being made by the Master, most viewers will probably find it light compared to the 'more substantial' 'serious' films. But Hitchcock's metier is cinema, not suspense, and Champagne contains some choice examples of how Hitch thought cinematically in a way that no other director has done. A case in point is the magnificent visual joke towards the end of the film, when our heroes are aboard an ocean liner. From time to time they are bothered by a drunk who staggers into them and other passengers. However, before long, the ship hits a storm and sways around like a cork, causing everyone to stagger from wall to wall... except the drunk... On a more profound thematic level, this is one of the earliest Hitchcockian essays on the necessity of lying in one's bed if one has made it (cf The Birds). Incidentally, it's just occurred to me how much the Betty Balfour character in this prefaces those of Grace Kelly in Rear Window and Melanie Daniels in The Birds.


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