Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • Comedy
  • 1928
  • 86 mins

Champagne

Champagne

About

An early Hitchcock offering, this is a silent from the days when he was learning his craft in London. The story isn't overly developed: a wealthy man who worries about his daughter's irresponsible attitude tells her that his champagne business has gone bust and that she will have to seek her own fortune.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker, Clifford Heatherley, Jean Bradin, Claude Hulbert, Vivian Gibson
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Writer: Eliot Stannard, Alfred Hitchcock
  • Producer: John Maxwell
  • Photographer: Jack E Cox

In a nutshell

The daughter in question is Balfour, who had a reputation for being a 'difficult' actress, but Hitchcock obtains a spirited performance from her and she virtually carries the movie - apart from some good visual drunk jokes thrown in by her director.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4

    Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

    Zachary Gordon stars in the third film in the family comedy franchise, based on Jeff Kinney's hit pre-teen novels.

    On Film4: 31 Jul 1:00PM

  • Film4

    Blood Ties

    Clive Owen, Billy Crudup and Zoe Saldana star in French actor-director Guillaume Canet's English-language directorial debut, a thriller set against the backdrop of 1970s New York.

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share