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The Ring

Hailed as the greatest British film yet produced, this picture merited unusual attention for many reasons. It was the first offer from Elstree after the studios were taken over and reorganized by British International Productions. It was, at last, the performance of the long-deferred 'promise' of Alfred Hitchcock.

Cast:
Carl Brisson Lillian Hall-Davis Ian Hunter Forrester Harvey Gordon Harker Harry Terry

Hailed as the greatest British film yet produced, this picture merited unusual attention for many reasons. It was the first offer from Elstree after the studios were taken over and reorganized by British International Productions. It was, at last, the performance of the long-deferred ‘promise’ of Alfred Hitchcock.

Carl Brisson is overshadowed by the acting of the heavy, Ian Hunter. He is a first-rate film actor with an engaging he-man personality and a strong flapper appeal.

Gordon Harker, on the screen for the first time, nearly steals this one as a hard-boiled cynical trainer. His sense of screen comedy is acute and restrained at the same time and he makes his points with lips and eyes in a notable fashion.

Hitchcock gets more out of Lilian Hall-Davis than any Continental director and at times makes her reminiscent of Lya de Putti. But the story gives her a rather unsympathetic and incredulous role and her sudden revulsion in favor of friend and husband is not too convincing.

The Ring

UK

Production: B.I.P.. Director Alfred Hitchcock; Screenplay Alma Reville, Alfred Hitchcock; Camera Jack Cox; Art Director C. Wilfred Arnold

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1927. Running time: 106 MIN.

With: Carl Brisson Lillian Hall-Davis Ian Hunter Forrester Harvey Gordon Harker Harry Terry

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