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The Skin Game (1931)

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

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

John Galsworthy (a talking film by), Alfred Hitchcock (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
C.V. France ... Mr. Hillcrist
Helen Haye ... Mrs. Hillcrist
Jill Esmond ... Jill Hillcrist
Edmund Gwenn ... Mr. Hornblower
John Longden ... Charles Hornblower
Phyllis Konstam ... Chloe Hornblower
Frank Lawton ... Rolf Hornblower
Herbert Ross Herbert Ross ... Mr. Jackman
Dora Gregory Dora Gregory ... Mrs. Jackman
Edward Chapman ... Dawker
R.E. Jeffrey ... First Stranger
George Bancroft George Bancroft ... Second Stranger
Ronald Frankau ... Auctioneer
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A csalás See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Hypercube restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Edmund Gwenn and Helen Haye reprised their roles as Mr. Hornblower and Ivy Hillcrist from the silent version The Skin Game (1921). See more »

Quotes

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

Featured 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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Early, somewhat interesting Hitchcock
11 February 2004 | by Glenn AndreievSee all my reviews

Early Hitchcock drama that proves with every film, he was experimenting. Here, he uses zip pans moving from person to person during a frantic auction scene. This technique wouldn't become commonplace for another thirty years with the introduction of cinema verite. Other than that, this is a rather ordinary drama.


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