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woman hold Champagne glass

Champagne (UK 1928)

Champagne is a romantic comedy-melodrama about a wealthy man who pretends to be bankrupt to force his daughter to make a living on her own. Hitchcock’s long-term fascination with the weakness of the wealty features some experimental touches, such as the opening shot filmed through a raised champagne glass. (105 min., Eng. titles, Heb. Sub)

Silent movie with live musical accompaniment by Wisam Gibran

Screening schedule: Tel Aviv 25.2.14 | Haifa 6.3.14 | Jerusalem 4.3.14

Betty Balfour: The Girl
Jean Bardin: The Boy
Ferdinand von Alten: The Man
Gordon Harker: The Father


Production Company: British International Pictures
Producer: John Maxwell
Adapted for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock and Eliot Stannard
Based on a novel by: Walter C. Maycroft
Photography: John J. Cox
Art Director: C. Wilfred Arnold

A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL
Principal restoration funding provided by The Eric Anker-Petersen Charity
Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142

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