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The Pleasure Garden (UK,1926)

The Pleasure Garden is Hitchcock’s first feature film. It tells the story of two chorus girls who work in “The Pleasure Garden” theatre and their search for passion and independence. It is a discourse on voyeurism, sexual politics and the gap between romantic dreams and reality, and exposes many of Hitchcock’s obsessions such as deception, black comedy and murder. (90 mins Eng. titles, Heb.Sub)

Silent film with live musical accompaniment by Daniel Salomon (Tel-Aviv) and Ofer Tal (DJ Schoolmaster) (Haifa, Jerusalem)

Screening Schedule: Tel Aviv 20.2.14 (Opening) | Haifa 12.3.14 | Jerusalem 25.2.14

Virginia Valli: Patsy Brand
Carmelita Geraghty: Jill Cheyne
Miles Mander: Levet
John Stuart: Hugh Fielding
George Snell: Oscar Hamilton


Production Company: Gainsborough Pictures / Emelka
Cinematography: Baron Ventimiglia
Screenplay: Elliot Stannard from the novel The Pleasure Garden by Oliver Sandys
Art Director: Ludwig Reiber

 A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, and Park Circus Films
Principal funding provided by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation, and Matt Spick
Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142 
Score supported with funds from PRS for Music Foundation