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The Skin Game (1931)

 -  Drama  -  20 June 1931 (USA)
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An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
C.V. France ...
Helen Haye ...
Jill Esmond ...
Jill Hillcrist
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Charles Hornblower
Phyllis Konstam ...
Chloe Hornblower
Frank Lawton ...
Herbert Ross ...
Dora Gregory ...
Edward Chapman ...
R.E. Jeffrey ...
George Bancroft ...
Second Stranger
Ronald Frankau ...
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A rich family, the Hillcrests, is fighting against the speculator, Hornblower, who sends away poor farmers to build factories on their lands. When Mrs. Hillcrest finds out that Chloe Hornblower was a prostitute, she uses this secret to blackmail the speculator and force him to stop his business. Written by Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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20 June 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A csalás  »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Jill: Hello. I say, I see they're cutting down the trees in Longmeadow.
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Connections

Referenced in Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Habanera
(1875) (uncredited)
from "Carmen"
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Excerpt whistled by Jill Esmond
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Dragging but not awful
27 July 2001 | by (Northeast AMerica) – See all my reviews

"The Skin Game" is not exactly classic Hitchcock-- no one could dispute that. But I still think it does not entirely deserve its bad ratings. There are a few--not too many, but a few-- interesting scenes and surprises. The characters are fairly sympathetic and well-drawn.

I think the fault of "The Skin Game" lies not in the fact that it is a stage-bound play-- Hitchcock worked wonders on screen with stage-bound plays, notably "Rope" and "Dial M for Murder". Perhaps it is that the emotions of the characters are not focused upon-- the camera keeps rather too distant. If the tone were more personal in this film, the performers might have a better chance to hold our interest.

If you are looking for entertainment and stimulation that one can normally find in a Hitchcock-- better to look somewhere else.


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