Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
1927 | Black & White | 116min | Silent
Cast: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter
*Available for booking from November 2012 as silent DCP*
Hitchcock claimed that, after The Lodger, this is the next 'Hitchcock' picture. It's difficult to disagree. The story of an unsophisticated fairground boxer whose lover falls for the charms of a professional Australian fighter is told with innumerable expressionist visual flourishes, probably attributable to the time Hitchcock had spent in Germany. The title itself is ambivalent, referring to the boxing ring, the wedding ring and the serpentine bracelet secretly given by the Australian champ. This is Hitchcock's one and only original screenplay but its neatness and economy reveal a director already confident in his control of the medium.
A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL.
Principal restoration funding provided by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.
Available on: DCP
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