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Blackmail (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Flying Squad Part of the prologue, from the shot-silent portion of the film, with sound effects added, many tricks from the director, John Longden the young cop and leading man introduced, from what is generally seen as the first British talkie, Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail, 1929.
Blackmail (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Got A Real Criminal To Direct The director very much at play here, his cameo on the London underground, then protagonists Alice (Anny Ondra, voice by Joan Barry) and boyfriend policeman Frank (John Longden) feuding at tea, with witty insights about the pictures, in Alfred Hitchcok's first partial-talkie, Blackmail, 1929.
Blackmail (1929) -- (Movie Clip) I'd Better Go Polish-born Anny Ondra here as straying "Alice," is lip-synching to the off-camera voice of Joan Barry, Alfred Hitchcock directing his first talkie, quite deliberate with the shadow on the face of "the artist" Cyril Ritchard, who goes a bit too far for her, in Blackmail, 1929.
Ring, The (1927) -- (Movie Clip) One Round Jack Opening sequences, brilliance from Alfred Hitchcock guiding his then-novice cameraman Jack Cox, some repugnant carnival events, and the introduction of the three principals, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, and Carl Brisson as “One-Round Jack,” from the silent boxing drama The Ring, 1927.
Ring, The (1927) -- (Movie Clip) Jack's Met His Man With crafty shooting by director Alfred Hitchcock, Ian Hunter as Bob, gentleman challenger, agrees to take on boxer “One-Round” Jack (Carl Brisson), the main carnival attraction, who’s clobbered all comers, mainly due to interest in his ticket-taker girlfriend, (Lillian Hall-Davis), early in The Ring, 1927.
Ring, The (1927) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Take My Revenge Sort of in good fun, at the wedding party for his sparring partner Jack (Carl Brisson) and wife (Lillian Hall-Davis), romantic rival and affluent boxer Bob (Ian Hunter) acts jovial, director Alfred Hitchcock playng tensions, Gordon Harker the inebriated trainer, in The Ring, 1927.
Ring, The (1927) -- (Movie Clip) I Thought You Said You'd Fight For Her Alfred Hitchcock with an advanced sequence from his boxing melodrama, challenger Jack (Carl Brisson) boils as his wife Mabel (Lillian Hall-Davis) enjoys a dance party with charming champ Bob (Ian Hunter), in The Ring, 1927.
Murder! (1930) -- (Movie Clip) About Three Doors Down Opening scenes, director Alfred Hitchcock in one of his earliest sound films, conveying the sense of not only an artist but also, perhaps, a comedian, at work, in Murder!, 1930, Diana Baring the apparent culprit.
Murder! (1930) -- (Movie Clip) Rex v. Diana Baring Director Alfred Hitchcock's elliptical coverage of the trial of distraught actress Nora Baring (playing "Diana" Baring), hero Herbert Marshall first seen as a juror, Esme Chaplin the prosecutor, Amy Brandon-Thomas for the defense, still early in Murder!, 1930.
Murder! (1930) -- (Movie Clip) From Sir John Himself! Itinerant actors and witnesses Ted and Doucie (Edward Chapman, Phyllis Konstam) are bluffing when they tell their landlady they expect to be hired by Sir John (Herbert Marshall), stunned when he actually sends a message, as he begins his investigation, in Alfred Hitchcock's Murder!, 1930.
Blackmail (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Knives Is Not Right We know that shopgirl Alice (Anny Ondra, voice by Joan Barry) is behind the stabbing that everyone's talking about, her mum and dad (Sara Allgood, Charles Paton) and especially the neighbor (Phyllis Monkman), Alfred Hitchcock having fun directing his first talking picture, Blackmail, 1929.