Champagne

Champagne

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1928 • United Kingdom
Starring Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s rare forays into comedy is as effervescent as the titular drink. British silent superstar Betty Balfour is a delight as a spoiled, frivolous flapper whose moneybags dad decides to teach her a lesson by pretending to be broke, forcing her to get a job and a serious reality check. The simple story is enhanced by a subtle, typically Hitchcockian undercurrent of menace and the director’s freewheeling stylistic touches, including the first known use of the freeze-frame in film history.

CHAMPAGNE is a silent film and is presented here without musical accompaniment.

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Champagne
  • Champagne

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1928 • United Kingdom
    Starring Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin

    One of Alfred Hitchcock’s rare forays into comedy is as effervescent as the titular drink. British silent superstar Betty Balfour is a delight as a spoiled, frivolous flapper whose moneybags dad decides to t...