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20 August 1928 (UK) See more »
A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. However, Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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
Art Department
Michael Powell .... set designer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Powell .... still photographer
Crew believed to be complete

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86 min | UK:106 min (theatrical version) (2012) | UK:105 min (20 fps) (2012 restoration)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-18 (2007) (self applied) | Germany:0 | UK:U | USA:Not Rated

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Betty and her father hug before eating dinner in the apartment, his head is covering the top of her face at first, then in the next shot his face is out of the way and her head seems to be lower, then it goes back to how it was previously again.See more »
[first lines]
Man in lifeboat:You'd better hurry, Miss, before she sinks.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV)See more »


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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Early Hitch makes for entertaining time, 20 September 1999
Author: Spuzzlightyear from Vancouver

For those of you used to Hitchcock mysteries, whodunits and what nots, this VERY early work will come as a big surprise. But it's not surprise that this is quite the feast for the eyes, and quite amazing to watch for it's technical details.

The plot is simple, but yet detailed. A rich socialite daughter elopes with the man she wants to marry (with quite an amazing entrance with the female character), they flee to Paris, where she finds out her rich daddy is rich no more, and suddenly, she must face the glamourous 1920's world from a very different perspective..

Hitchcock fills the screen with a lot of details in this one, and one quite marvels at all the amazing camerawork going on. The special effects and finally the COSTUMES (!) are quite incredible as well. A cool movie!

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