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Comedy

Champagne

I was speculating last time about Hitchcock's probable reaction to being asked to direct a comedy without jokes- that being my rationale for the workmanlike mediocrity of The Farmer's Wife. This week, however, he seems to have let loose and... Continue Reading →

The Farmer’s Wife

In contrast to The Pleasure Garden, Downhill and especially The Lodger this is feeble. Take the plot: a widower determines to remarry, has semi-comic encounters with a variety of caricatures before realising that he had been in love with his... Continue Reading →

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