(Alfred Hitchcock, UK 1927, 70 min., 35mm)
Hitchcock 9. An innocent society woman faces the courts as her good name is dragged through the mud and she’s disgraced by divorce. Hitchcock’s innovative—and witty—visual techniques are on full display, including a scene played out entirely through the facial expressions of eavesdropping telephone operators. A Park Circus Films Release. Restoration by BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Restoration funding provided by the American Friends of the BFI, the John S. Cohen Foundation, Deluxe 142, the Idlewild Trust, and numerous film societies across the U.K. that donated to the Hitchcock 9 campaign. Live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli. No Take-10s or passes accepted.