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20 August 1928 (UK) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Betty Balfour ... The Girl
Jean Bradin ... The Boy
Ferdinand von Alten ... The Man (as Theo Von Alten)

Gordon Harker ... The Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexander D'Arcy ... (uncredited)
Vivian Gibson ... (uncredited)
Clifford Heatherley ... The Manager (uncredited)
Claude Hulbert ... Club Guest (uncredited)
Hannah Jones ... Club Servant (uncredited)
Phyllis Konstam ... (uncredited)
Gwen Mannering ... (uncredited)
Balliol and Merton ... (uncredited)
Jack Trevor ... The Officer (uncredited)
Marcel Vibert ... Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
Sunday Wilshin ... (uncredited)
Fanny Wright ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfred Hitchcock  writer
Walter C. Mycroft  story by
Eliot Stannard  scenario

Produced by
John Maxwell .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jack E. Cox  (as John J. Cox)
 
Art Direction by
C. Wilfred Arnold  (as Wilf Arnold)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Mills .... assistant director
 
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Michael Powell .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Powell .... still photographer
 
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86 min | UK:106 min (theatrical version) (2012) | UK:105 min (20 fps) (2012 restoration)
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Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-18 (2007) (self applied) | Germany:0 | UK:U

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In a 1976 press conference for Family Plot (1976), Alfred Hitchcock revealed that this film is his least favorite of all the films he had made.See more »
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Continuity: When the young boy messenger brings a telegram to the father, the boy approaches the desk twice.See more »
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Man in lifeboat:You'd better hurry, Miss, before she sinks.
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Light & Bubbly, 25 May 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

One of Alfred Hitchcock's silent-film comedies, "Champagne" is good light, bubbly entertainment, much as the title might suggest. It is very interesting to see the future Master of Suspense at work with such different material, and it's a good little film in its own right.

The story-line is very simple: a spoiled rich girl defies her powerful father to meet her boyfriend, and her father, convinced that the boyfriend is only a fortune hunter, resorts to a variety of tactics to try to break off the relationship. Meanwhile, everywhere the girl goes, the same mysterious stranger seems to pop up.

It's not much of a plot, but Hitchcock does some nice things with it. The visuals make the movie fun to watch - attractive sets, good sight gags, interesting detail. As the rich daughter, Betty Balfour is charming and is especially good in a couple of scenes where her character has to perform some unfamiliar tasks. Gordon Harker is, as always, quite funny as the father. His timing works nicely with Hitchcock's pacing.

Hitchcock's dry British wit made most of his silent comedies very pleasurable to watch. If you admire Hitchcock, or if you enjoy silent films, treat yourself to some "Champagne".

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