The subject matter in this era of Hitchcock doesn't interest me too much, but even in these early days, you can see he was definitely the best there was at least for certain of this era.... While filmmakers were simply trying to capture the damn thing, being satisfied that the picture moved for chrisssake, he was really pushing the limits of his form. In my opinion he was the best silent auteur I've ever heard of.
The film was comedic and very lighthearted. I enjoyed the music that went with every action it was quite intriguing.I was impressed with the father teaching his daughter Betty the value of a dollar. I think by the father and Betty going to live in poverty ended up becoming a wake up call to her. Even though it was not any talking during the film, I really enjoyed it.
Early Hitchcock silent film that reminds you that even though he's known for his suspense, the man did know his way around comedy as well. In the long run, it's ultimately an unremarkable plot, but there are several fascinating shots I'd like to hold up to his later work, and Betty Balfour does a wonderful job as the charming lead in this romp.
The ultimate Griffith dilemma. An ugly, racist, sexist, classist film that already displays, in the silent era, Hitchcock's brilliance as a manipulator of mise en scene and the image. Some stunning camerawork....but, yea, its enough to make you sick to your stomach.
The lead Betty Balfour is as annoying as the plot is boring.
A couple of interesting performances rescues this from complete failure.
Two solid jokes that made me laugh... but that's not at lot.
But - hey - at least there were two laughs in this.
Early Hitchcock bad films give a LOT of hope to bad young filmmakers.
Cette oeuvre muette du grand Alfred, tournée en noir et blanc, fin des années 20, vaut surtout pour sa première demi-heure plutôt alerte, pour ensuite se déliter dans une monotone réalisation menant cahin-caha vers un happy-end plutôt balourd et bâclé...
Some parts reminded me of early Lubitsch comedies, but for the most part this was a dull and unfunny movie. Hitch keeps things lively, brings out energetic performances from the lead, and employs many sight gags, but when put together this did not work. I can't put my finger on what went wrong..., maybe its just me.