Downhill



November 14, 2013, @ 8:00 pm

(Alfred Hitchcock, UK 1927, 105 min., 35mm)

Hitchcock 9. Schoolboy Roddy Berwick takes the blame when fellow chum Tim Wakely gets a young woman pregnant. Publicly disgraced and disowned by his father, he eventually hits bottom as a Parisian gigolo. Rich in its exploration of guilt and its transference, Hitchcock’s darkest silent stars Ivor Novello in his follow-up to The Lodger. A Park Circus Films Release. Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Principal restoration funding provided by Simon W. Hessel. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142 and the Headley Trust. Live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli. No Take-10s or passes accepted.

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