Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon: The Pleasure Garden (1925) – Film Grimoire


Here is the first review for the Hitchcock blogathon – Pleasure Garden (1925) reviewed by Anna of Film Grimoire

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Today I am thrilled to host Anna of Film Grimoire with the opening film to the Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon that Rob and I are hosting! If you are not already following Anna’s awesome blog, I recommend you scamper on over there and change that immediately! Thank you very much for getting involved Anna!

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Alfred Hitchcock’s feature length directorial debut, The Pleasure Garden (1925) tells the story of two young dancers, Patsy (Virginia Valli) and Jill (Carmelita Geraghty), who work together at the Pleasure Garden Theatre in London. The film is about the initial building of their friendship, and their increasingly complex love lives. It’s a black and white silent film, with great music by Lee Erwin that sets the tone for each scene very nicely.

I quite enjoyed this film, even though it does suffer from some pacing issues in the middle due to a lot of dialogue and intertitle…

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