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The Pleasure Garden (1925)

| Drama, Romance | 1926 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Oliver Sandys (novel), Eliot Stannard
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Cast

Cast overview:
Virginia Valli ... Patsy Brand
Carmelita Geraghty ... Jill Cheyne
Miles Mander ... Levet
John Stuart ... Hugh Fielding
Ferdinand Martini ... Mr. Sidey (as Ferd Martini)
Florence Helminger Florence Helminger ... Mrs. Sidey
Georg H. Schnell Georg H. Schnell ... Oscar Hamilton (as George Snell)
Karl Falkenberg Karl Falkenberg ... Prince Ivan (as C. Falkenberg)
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Storyline

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 she introduces Patsy to his colleague, Levitt, and they fall in love. Two different fates await the two couples. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El jardín de la alegría See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Runtime:

| (2012) (theatrical) | (2012 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Gaetano di Ventimiglia hid the camera underneath Sir Alfred Hitchcock's bunk, in an attempt to avoid Italian duties. The unexposed film was confiscated, and the crew bought new film to shoot on-location, seriously depleting the budget. Later, the confiscated film was returned. See more »

Goofs

The dog, shown chewing up some clothing, disappears in the wide-angle shots of the apartment. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pleasure Garden theatergoer: That's an exquisite chorus line, Mr. Hamilton.
Oscar Hamilton: Meet Patsy Brand.
Pleasure Garden theatergoer: I had to meet you because I was charmed by that lovely curl of hair.
Patsy Brand: [detaches the curl and presents it] Then I give it to you and hope you have a nice time. Now that wasn't a very clever line, was it?
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A Pleasure!

This was Hitchcock's first ever film as director to be completed and it is indicative of his huge talent. Despite its age and therefore somewhat primitive production the young Hitch does a superb, professional and classy job. The film maintains interest throughout and is still funny, entertaining and impressive when viewed today! Hitchcock imbues it with directorial flourishes of brilliance with clever, interesting camera shots, intelligent storytelling and little bits of his psychological themes which strengthen all his films.

In conclusion this is a superb film considering its age and the fact it is Hitchcock's debut.


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