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Early Hitchcock
93 Ratings

The Skin Game

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
United Kingdom, 1931
  • English
  • No subtitles
Early Hitchcock


A rich family, the Hillcrests, is fighting against the speculator, Hornblower, who sends away poor farmers to build factories on their lands. When Mrs. Hillcrest finds out that Chloe Hornblower was a prostitute, she uses this secret to blackmail the speculator and force him to stop his business.

Our take

For the second film in our trio of early Hitchcock, we present this melodrama of class struggle in rural England. At first glance it may appear as surprisingly dialogue-dependent for the great visual storyteller, yet it quietly envelops the senses with graceful mise en scène and expert staging.

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