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Champagne (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 August 1928 (UK)
A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. However, Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Alfred Hitchcock, Walter C. Mycroft (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Balfour ... The Girl
Jean Bradin Jean Bradin ... The Boy
Ferdinand von Alten Ferdinand von Alten ... The Man (as Theo Von Alten)
Gordon Harker ... The Father
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Storyline

A spoilt rich girl leads a life of luxury on the profits from her father's champagne business. To bring her back down to earth he tells her that all the money has been lost so she goes to seek her fortune. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1928 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pezsgő See more »

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Runtime:

| (2012) (theatrical) | (2012 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This movie included the first freeze-frame shot. See more »

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After Betty gives the ring back, the boy falls on the bed twice. See more »

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[first lines]
Man in lifeboat: You'd better hurry, Miss, before she sinks.
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Betty Balfour Gets Tipsy for Hitchcock
21 August 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

When the cork popped on "Champagne" in 1928, silent star Betty Balfour was a much bigger name than Alfred Hitchcock. Ms. Balfour was known as Britain's Mary Pickford. So, this is much more a Balfour flick than a Hitchcock. The director called it "Dreadful" (he was never happy filming a "star vehicle"). This was a transatlantic-themed film, seeking to broaden Balfour's popularity; but, she never "went Hollywood", and was stalled by sound. Balfour and French boyfriend Jean Bradin gain some mileage out of getting tipsy on an Atlantic cruise ship. Hitchcock gets in a few interesting shots. The sequences following Balfour going to get a job as a toothpaste model, but finding men more interested in her legs than her teeth, kick it up a notch. Nothing too revolutionary.

***** Champagne (8/20/28) Alfred Hitchcock ~ Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin, Gordon Harker, Theo von Alten


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