In the early stages of his directing career, Alfred Hitchcock made a number of hackneyed studio films which barely resemble the works he would go on to direct. The society drama Easy Virtue is one of the nine silent movies Hitchcock directed.
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This is an early precursor to "Rebecca". Nothing really spectacular here, but the uses of staircase (steps) as a visual motif is memorable throughout the film. This movie is also notable for the first appearance of an evil mother figure in Hitch's filmography.