THE FARMER'S WIFE
1928, Rialto, 107 min, UK, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Farmer Sweetland (Jameson Thomas) has been a widower for years when his daughter’s marriage inspires him to look for a new wife. Methodical in his search for a bride, he enlists his steadfast housekeeper, Minta (THE RING’s Lillian Hall-Davis), to help him come up with a list of possible spouses - who each put the proud Sweetland through the gauntlet. Hitchcock’s sense of humor is rarely shown to better effect than in this touching film.


THE RING (1927)
1927, Rialto, 108 min, UK, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Director Alfred Hitchcock was a boxing aficionado, and his first original screenplay is set in the ring. “One Round" Jack Sander (Carl Brisson) takes on all comers at the circus until he gets decked by a pro (Ian Hunter) and must fight to regain the affections of his girlfriend (Lillian Hall-Davis). Highly accomplished cinematography, editing and use of symbolism mark this as one of Hitchcock’s best silents.


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