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Downhill
Also known as When Boys Leave Home in the USA
(1927) British
B&W : Nine reels / 8635 feet
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Ivor Novello [Roddy Berwick], Isabel Jeans [Julia Fotheringale], Ben Webster [Doctor Dowson], Norman McKinnel [Sir Thomas Berwick, Roddy’s father], Robin Irvine [Tim Wakeley], Jerrold Robertshaw [Reverend Henry Wakeley, Tim’s father], Sybil Rhoda [Sybil Wakeley], Annette Benson [Mabel], Lilian Braithwaite (Lillian Braithwaite) [Lady Berwick, Roddy’s mother], Ian Hunter [Archie], Hannah Jones [dresser], Barbara Gott [Madame Michet], Violet Farebrother [the poetess], Alf Goddard [sailor]

Gainsborough Pictures, Limited, production; distributed by Woolf & Freedman Film Service, Limited. / Scenario by Eliot Stannard + [Ivor Novello], from the play Downhill by David Lestrange (Ivor Novello and Constance Collier). Art direction by Bert Evans. Assistant director, Frank Mills. Photography (cinematography) by Claude McDonnell (Claude L. McDonnell). Edited by Lionel Rich. Presented by C.M. Woolf and Michael Balcon. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Hitchcock’s fourth feature film. / Silent film.

Drama.

Survival status: Prints exist [35mm positive], and in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 2 August 2009.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Maltin-Guide p. 340; Perry-British pp. 56, 328, 343; Ryall-Blackmail pp. 9, 61; Shipman-Cinema p. 97; Taylor-Hitchcock pp. 81, 83-85, 86-87, 94; Wood-Hitchcock p. 342.

Home video: DVD.

 
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