The Pleasure Garden (1925)

The Pleasure Garden


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After several collaborative efforts, Alfred Hitchcock made his solo directorial debut in the German-British co-production The Pleasure Garden. Based on the novel by Oliver Sandys, it's the tale of two chorus girls, Patsy (Virginia Valli) and Jill (Carmelita Geraghty). The comparatively virtuous Patsy marries Levett (Miles Mander), the best friend of Jill's fiance Fielding (John Stuart). After the honeymoon, Levett leaves for a job in the tropics, promising to send for Patsy as soon as he's … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Eliot Stannard


as Patsy Brand

as Jill Cheyne

as Levett

as Prince Ivan

as Hugh Fielding

as Native

as Oscar Hamilton

as Prinz Ivan
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Hitchcock's feature debut, made at the young age of 25, already shows promise to come.

Full Review… | March 16, 2013

Mossy intrigue jolted by Hitchcock's style and delirium

Full Review… | March 11, 2012

It's a standard romantic drama, with no other interest except it's the Master's beginning.

Full Review… | September 14, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Pleasure Garden

Alfred Hitchcock makes his feature film debut as a director with this rather mundane silent film about showgirls and dancing and whatnot. It is a far cry from his Master of Suspense peak years. The only noteworthy thing about the movie is it's director, and that is really only because he went on to do such great things in the industry. This is just his humble beginning.

Kenny Scheck

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