Hitchcock's (and England's) first sound film follows a detective's girlfriend who is blackmailed when she kills a man in self-defense. Features a thrilling chase through the British Museum. Anny Ondra, John Longden star. 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; filmographies; photo gallery.
Alfred Hitchcock directed this silent melodrama, based on a Noel Coward play, about a woman valiantly coping with an alcoholic husband and the suicide of her lover. Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, and Ian Hunter star. 79 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.
Dizzy silent comedy stars Bebe Daniels as an heiress, raised from infancy as a germophobic recluse, who inherits an island sanitarium that's serving as a front for bootleggers. With William Powell and Richard Arlen. 66 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; bonus short "Line's Busy" (1927). Silent with music score.
First, in "Mystery Man," a Chicago-based reporter relocates to St. Louis after losing his job and promptly tries to capture "the Eel," an elusive killer who has been terrorizing the city. Offbeat crime drama stars Robert Armstrong, Maxine Doyle, Henry Kolker. Then, the trend-setting gangster drama "The Racketeer" stars Carole Lombard as an attractive young woman who accepts the offers of cocky crook Robert Armstrong in order to advance the career of her violinist boyfriend. With Roland Drew, Jeanette Loff, John Loder. 166 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
John Barrymore stars as the famed sleuth in this silent-era mystery based on William Gillette's stage adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. The fate of Western civilization rests on Holmes' shoulders as he goes up against a sinister criminal mastermind with a plan to scandalize a young prince in an effort to orchestrate an international incident. With Carol Dempster, Gustav Von Seyffertitz, and, in their film debuts, Roland Young and William Powell. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.
Rare Hitchcock silent comedy (he wrote and directed) about a recently widowed farmer who undertakes a wide search for a new wife, unaware of the perfect choice right under his nose: his charming housekeeper. Jameson Thomas and Lillian Hall-Davies star. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; biographies; photo gallery. Silent with music score.
Jeanne Eagels earned the first posthumous Academy Award nomination for an actor for her performance in this searing adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's play, one of only two sound films the actress made before her death. Eagels plays the adulterous Leslie Crosbie, a woman on trial for the murder of her husband, whose fate may be determined by a mysterious tell-all letter she wrote to her lover. With O.P. Heggie, Reginald Owen, Herbert Marshall. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Alfred Hitchcock's first thriller is a silent shocker about a mysterious tenant at a London boarding house whose odd behavior arouses the suspicions of his landlady, and eventually the police, who believe him to be "the Avenger," a Jack the Ripper-esque serial killer preying on young blonde women. Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, June, Malcolm Keen; Hitchcock turns up in his first on-screen appearance. AKA: "The Case Of Jonathan Drew," "The Lodger." 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.
Complex mystery yarn concerns an inventor who is framed by his duplicitous wife for a murder she committed. Fifteen years after his spouse cashes in on his inventions, the man is paroled and he tries to reveal the truth to his daughter while posing as a family friend. Henry Walthall, Grace Valentine and Ricardo Cortez star. 58 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.