Hitchcock Retrospective at Cameo

 HITCHCOCK RETROSPECTIVE

This year, we're delighted to screen 43 films directed by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock!

Starting with his silent films in Britain and navigating his career via The 39 Steps, Rear Window, Psycho and beyond, this epic retrospective is perfect for Hitchcock newbies and aficionados alike.

Tickets available via the session times listed below.

Easy Virtue (1928)

  • Cast
  • Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams, Ian Hunter
  • Director
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Synopsis
  • An alcoholic's (Franklin Dyall) ex-wife (Isabel Jeans) falls in love with a younger man (Robin Irvine).

    Please note: Due to the age of these films and the nature of the restoration process, this film has been digitally prepared without the original score, as it is also a silent film the presentation will be entirely mute. We have purposefully chosen to include these films, as they are an important representation of Hitchcock's early work
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 89 mins
  • Genre
  • Drama, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 89 minutes

The Farmer's Wife (1928)

  • Cast
  • Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker
  • Director
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Synopsis
  • A widowed British farmer (Jameson Thomas) enlists his housekeeper's (Lilian Hall-Davis) help to find a wife.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 112 mins
  • Genre
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 112 minutes

The Manxman (1929)

  • Cast
  • Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen
  • Director
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Synopsis
  • Despite their differing backgrounds, fisherman Pete and lawyer Philip have been life long friends on the Isle of Man. Pete wants to marry Kate, the landlord's daughter at the local inn, however Kate's father doesn't think he is good enough. Pete leaves the island to seek his fortune abroad and entrusts Kate to Philip, but they start to be attracted to each other.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 110 mins
  • Genre
  • Drama, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 110 minutes

Blackmail (1929)

  • Cast
  • Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood
  • Director
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Synopsis
  • Alice White is the daughter of a shopkeeper in 1920's London. Her boyfriend, Frank Webber is a Scotland Yard detective who seems more interested in police work than in her. Frank takes Alice out one night, but she has secretly arranged to meet another man. Later that night Alice agrees to go back to his flat to see his studio. The man has other ideas and as he tries to rape Alice, she defends herself and kills him with a bread knife. When the body is discovered, Frank is assigned to the case, he quickly determines that Alice is the killer, but so has someone else and blackmail is threatened.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 85 mins
  • Genre
  • Crime, Thriller
  • Running Time
  • 85 minutes

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

  • Cast
  • Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre
  • Director
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Synopsis
  • Hitchcock's original and praised renditioning of the melodramatic tale of a child's kidnap and recovery from spies trying to ensure her father's silence... While on holiday in Switzerland, Jill Lawrence and her husband accidentally become involved in murder and intrigue, when an undercover Secret Service agent whispers the whereabouts of a vital message to Lawrence, as he lies dying from a gunshot wound.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 84 mins
  • Genre
  • Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Running Time
  • 84 minutes

Waltzes from Vienna (1934)

  • Cast
  • Esmond Knight, Jessie Matthews, Edmund Gwenn, Fay Compton
  • Director
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Synopsis
  • In old Vienna, Johann Strauss Junior wants to be a composer like his famous father. His father however feels his son has no talent and dissuades him from pursuing a musical career. Johann Junior's fiance, played by Jessie Mathews, also does not encourage his creative side and prefers him to work as a baker. Enter Countess Helga von Stahl, who recognizes the younger Strauss' talent, and helps hatch a scheme to get his Blue Danube heard by the public. However, Strauss' girl thinks there is something romantic going Johann and the Countess, and Johann Senior thinks his son is trying to embarrass him.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 81 mins
  • Genre
  • Biography, Music, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 81 minutes

The 39 Steps (1935)

  • Cast
  • Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim
  • Director
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Synopsis
  • The original version of the classic comedy thriller, starring legendary British heart-throb, Robert Donat, was a highlight of Hitchcock's career. While sitting in a London theatre watching a man perform dazzling memory tricks, Richard Hannay and the rest of the audience flee after hearing a gunshot. As he leaves, he encounters a young woman who asks if she can accompany him. Fascinated by her apparent terror, he agrees. During the night, however, she is murdered in his flat, and he must avoid the police long enough to find the real killers and clear his name.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 86 mins
  • Genre
  • Mystery, Thriller
  • Running Time
  • 86 minutes

Sabotage (1936)

  • Cast
  • Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder
  • Director
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Synopsis
  • Verloc, the manager of a London West End Cinema, is also the secret chief of a terrorist organisation planning to destroy the London Underground Network. For his next task, he must leave a highly explosive bomb at Piccadilly Circus Station. The bomb is rigged to go off at a certain time and, in a classic piece of Hitchcock mastery, we witness the messenger boy, blissfully unaware of the parcel's contents, killed in a shockingly sudden explosion, together with the passengers on board the bus. But, by an unexpected twist of fate, Verloc is brought to justice.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 76 mins
  • Genre
  • Thriller
  • Running Time
  • 76 minutes

 

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