Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
1927 | Black & White | 89min | Silent
Cast: Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams
*Available for booking from November 2012 as silent DCP*
Based on Noël Coward's stage hit, Easy Virtue offers another early example of one of Hitchcock's favourite themes, the 'wrong man' (or in this case woman), forced to become an outsider because of universally presumed guilt. After Larita Filton (Isabel Jeans) is unjustly accused of having an affair, her husband divorces her and she flees to the South of France to escape the publicity. There, she falls in love and hopes to start afresh - but her would-be fiancé's mother has other ideas when they find out about her past. Witty visual touches include a puppy growing into a bulldog during her return to England, to show the length of time the trip took in the pre-Eurostar and Easyjet era.
A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Available on: DCP
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