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B&W man and woman dancing

Downhill (UK 1927)

Downhill is one of the darkest of Hitchcock’s early films and follows the fall from grace of promising public schoolboy Roddy Berwick. It’s an example of Hitchcock’s interest in guilt and an unstable attitude towards family life. Hitchcock uses a minimum of title cards to allow the film’s visual narrative to tell the story.
(108 min, Eng.t itles, Heb.Sub)

Silent film with recorded Solo piano score by John Sweeney 

Screening Schedule: Tel Aviv 1.3.14 | Haifa TBC | Jerusalem 17.3.14

Ivor Novell: Roddy Berwick
Isabel Jeans: Julia
Ian Hunter: Archie
Annette Benson: Mabel
Robert Irvine :Tim Wakely
Norman McKinnell: Sir Thomas Berwick
Violet Farebrother: The Poet
Barbara Gott: Madame Michet

Production Company: Gainsborough Pictures
Producer: Michael Balcon
Photography: Claude McDonnell
Screenplay: Eliot Stannard from the play ‘Down Hill’ by David L’Estrange

A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films 
Principal restoration funding provided by Simon W Hessel.Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142 and The Headley Trust.