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Easy Virtue
     

Easy Virtue

Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Darcia Deane, Benita Hume, Enid Stamp Taylor

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Darcia Deane, Benita Hume, Enid Stamp Taylor

 

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In the early stages of his directing career, Alfred Hitchcock made a number of hackneyed studio films which barely resemble the works he would go on to direct. The society drama Easy Virtue is one of the nine silent movies Hitchcock directed. The film opens with Larita Filton posing for her portrait in an artist's studio. The behavior of her boorish,

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In the early stages of his directing career, Alfred Hitchcock made a number of hackneyed studio films which barely resemble the works he would go on to direct. The society drama Easy Virtue is one of the nine silent movies Hitchcock directed. The film opens with Larita Filton posing for her portrait in an artist's studio. The behavior of her boorish, philandering husband, Aubrey Filton, drives her into the artist's arms where her husband discovers her. In the melee that follows, the artist shoots the husband, wounding but not killing him. Aubrey sues for divorce and Larita falls from grace in the courtroom while journalists feed the public a salaciously inflated account. Ruined, Larita flees to the south of France and meets John Whittaker, a young, upstanding British man. They fall in love, marry, and the happy couple returns to England to mummy. Mother Whittaker, a Victorian in the modern age, strenuously opposes the union and upbraids John for bringing scandal upon the family name. Neither John nor his father has the strength to withstand Mother Whittaker's onslaught, and the film, and Larita, end miserably. Hitchcock does one of his wordless cameos in the film.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2015
UPC:
0889290045584
Original Release:
1927
Rating:
PG
Source:
Filmrise
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
12,227

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Darcia Deane Marion Whittaker
Benita Hume Telephonist
Enid Stamp Taylor Sarah
Franklin Dyall Mr. Filton
Isabel Jeans Larita Filton
Ian Hunter Plaintiff's Counsel
Robin Irvine John Whittaker
Violet Farebrother His Mother, Mrs. Whittaker
Eric Bransby Williams Correspondent
Frank Elliott Colonel Whittacker
Dorothy Boyd Hilda Whittacker

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Claude MacDonnell Cinematographer
Frank Mills Asst. Director
Ivor Montagu Editor
Clifford Pember Art Director
Eliot Stannard Screenwriter

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