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
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The title comes from a slang phrase for "an unscrupulous business operation." Although this is a British movie, the term is considered American and dates back to just after the American Civil War (1865-1870). (Not to be confused with the similar-sounding monetary aphorism, "to have skin in the game," which refers to someone who has invested heavily in a business deal or wager.) See more »
Hello. I say, I see they're cutting down the trees in Longmeadow.
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On average, this is perhaps the lowest-rated of all Hitchcock's films among professional critics, but while I cannot call it good, in my opinion it is not even in Hitchcock's bottom 10. Like his worst, "Juno and the Paycock" from the previous year, it is essentially a filmed play, but it is somewhat less stage-bound and certainly more interesting, if not very. At least one scene (the auction) is distinctly Hitchcockian in style, and Phyllis Konstam is wonderful.
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