Tag Archives: John Longden

The Skin Game (1931) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 14th film is based on a John Galsworthy work, Adapted and Directed by Hitchcock with a Scenario by Alma Reville. It’s a story of two families and the conflicts that keep them at loggerheads with each other, but … Continue reading

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Juno and the Paycock (1930) – reviewed by George

I didn’t like this movie at all. Alfred Hitchcock’s 12th movie is a strange unpleasant hybrid. Based on a play by Sean O’Casey, it starts like a domestic comedy. “Juno” is a nickname given to Mrs. Boyle (Sara Allgood) because … Continue reading

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Elstree Calling (1930) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 11th film is, in a sense, not his film, at least not his alone. For a little over a minute we have a lovely little melody with a black screen. Then we get the start of the credits … Continue reading

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Blackmail (1929) – reviewed by George

“Blackmail” is Alfred Hitchcock’s 10th film and his 2nd┬ásuspense film, after # 3, “The Lodger”. Perhaps more significant – it is his first talkie. The soundtrack is sometimes hard to understand, depending entirely on which actor is speaking. Generally the … Continue reading

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Short and Talkative Sherlock Holmes – reviewed by George

Alan Napier as Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1949) This is an episode of “Your Show Time”, an anthology TV program which featured adaptations of literary properties: Masterworks of Famous Authors. The host was Arthur Shields … Continue reading

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