Hitchcock's silent chiller hits the big screen at Rugby School, Macready Theatre with a new live score from the Meg Morley Trio.
Hitchcock's silent chiller hits the big screen at Rugby School with a new live jazz score from the Meg Morley Trio. Subtitled 'A Story of the London Fog', Hitchcock's Ripper-inspired thriller is a wonderful evocation of the capital at its murkiest. Face wrapped in a scarf, onto the scene arrives the title character (played by matinee idol and latterly gay icon Ivor Novello), seeking bed and board and perhaps connected with a string of gruesome murders.
The film is widely regarded as Hitch's first masterpiece, and it's fascinating to see how many of his tricks and techniques were already present in the silent era.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
UK 1927, 91 mins