A hidden gem amongst hitchcocks impressive filmography, easy virtue is a 1928 british silent romance film, directed by none other than the legendary alfred hitchcock himself. Easy virtue not rated 1h 20min romance, thriller june 1928 usa a recently divorced woman hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family. Easy virtue 1928 originally based on the noel coward play of the same name, the meeting of one of britains greatest playwrights and one of its greatest. In a flashback, her husband, a drunken brute named aubrey filton franklin dyall, is getting drunk in an artists studio, as mrs. Trap, and other plays which have burial took place at machpelah been presented in london and new york with fine results. I have to one day see the 2008 film easy virtue since it is based on the same noel coward play and the 1928. Hoover had no experience as a detectivehe had never been in a shootout or made an arrestand was more a creature of the bureaucracy who dealt in gossip, unspoken deals, and. Easy virtue is a 1928 british silent romance film directed by alfred hitchcock and starring isabel. A red bourbon mystery the red bourbon mysteries book 1 amleth harbert. Virtue is its own reward they say but easy virtue is societys reward for a slandered reputation.
Easy virtues french title sums up its plot beautifully. Virtue series by mia asher meet your next favorite book. The society drama easy virtue is one of the nine silent movies hitchcock directed. Laka vrlina ili, preneseno laki moral je britanska crnobijela nijema filmska komedija snimljena 1928. Watch easy virtue 1928 full movie ursula strauss on dailymotion. Easy virtue definition of easy virtue by merriamwebster. As originally presented, this was a three act melodrama with a few witty dashes. In the early stages of his directing career, alfred hitchcock made a number of hackneyed studio films which barely resemble the works he would go on to direct. The dust jacket is both the most decorative part of a book, and the most delicate.
We see a closeup of a newspaper establishing we are about to hear about a divorce suit, then we cut to the top of a bewigged judges head as he slowly looks up. Easy virtue 1928 the alfred hitchcock wiki the hitchcock zone. Easy virtuewhich, bizarrely, was previously filmed by a callow young alfred hitchcock in 1928 stars jessica biel as larita, a young american widow, who marries john whittaker ben barnes, an. Perhaps due to the speed at which the film went into production, many of the cast of downhill stayed on to appear in easy virtue. Easy virtue and 6 related entities entities finder. A divorcee hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family. Isabel jeans, franklin dyall, eric bransby williams, alfred hitchcock. Easy virtue is a coward play from 1926, and heres something i didnt know until just now. In his book, written with director francois truffaut, sir alfred hitchcock sheepishly admitted it was the worst title card he ever wrote. Starring isabel jeans, franklinn dyall and ian hunter, hitchcocks film adaptation was inspired by the 1924 play of the same title. Alfred hitchcock adapts noel cowards melodrama about a divorced woman rejected by society. Genres romance, drama directors alfred hitchcock cast includes isabel jeans, franklyn dyall, eric bransby williams, ian hunter, robin irvine, violet fairbrother, frank elliot, dacia deane, dorothy boyd, enid stamp. Whisked into the lessthanreceptive bosom of johns kin, larita soon finds herself drawing the scorn of her motherinlaw.
The detroit jewish news digital archives may 25, 1928. Sep, 2009 in 1924, playwright noel coward wrote easy virtue. In 1926, larita filton isabel jeans testifies at her divorce. In 1924, the attorney general of the united states selected j.
I want to fuck every other guy out of your body until im all you feel, all you remember. Isabel jeans, franklin dyall, eric bransby williams, ian hunter, robin irvine, violet. Oct 04, 2009 the film easy virtue is based on a play by coward, and takes some of the design of his play, but its obvious that this is a modern redress, which is both interesting and not. Easy virtue 1928 hitchcocks cameo appearances in pictures. Inspired by hitchcocks 1928 silent romance film, this dazzling suite sleeps up to six guests in. The movie is loosely based on the 1924 play easy virtue by noel coward. Edition discs price new from used from dvd mar 03, 2003 please retry. Isabel jeans in easy virtue 1927 robin irvine and isabel jeans in easy virtue. Noel cowards play is turned into an effective romantic thriller by hitch, his handling of flashbacks showing imaginative flair. He wrote it in 1924 when he was 25 years old, and it is his 16th play. It features a group of good deed scouts who go around all day trying to find good deeds to do.
Now filmmaker stephan elliott the adventures of priscilla, queen of the desert. Edgar hoover, the twentynineyearold deputy director of the bureau, to serve as acting director amidst a climate of scandal and disgrace. The 1924 noel coward play, one of his earliest successes, has only been filmed once before, in 1928. A british silent romance film directed by alfred hitchcock and starring isabel jeans, franklin dyall and ian hunter. Easy virtue which, bizarrely, was previously filmed by a callow young alfred hitchcock in 1928 stars jessica biel as larita, a young american widow, who marries john whittaker ben barnes, an. Starring isabel jeans, franklinn dyall and ian hunter, hitchcocks film adaptation was. Easy virtue is a 1928 black and white silent feature in which a woman flees to the south of france following her conviction for adultery and her subsequent divorce. A lighthearted adaptation of a noel coward play set in the late 1920s, easy virtue stars jessica biel as larita, an adventurous american who marries john, the naive, british heir ben barnes to a crumbling family estate. Easy virtue 1928 british board of film classification. This adaptation is directed by stephan elliott, written by elliott and sheridan jobbins, and stars jessica biel, ben barnes, colin firth and kristin scott thomas. Noel coward wrote easy virtue, his 16th play, at age 25. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see lists of. There is a brief scene of violence in which a man is shot and attempts to beat another man with a cane before collapsing to the ground. Easy virtue is possibly the finest example of the purely literary filmmaking so prevalent in england during the twenties.
Mar 02, 2017 be transported back to the roaring 20s with a stay at the arthouse hotels easy virtue room. It ran on broadway for 147 performances between dec. Easy virtue 1928 film jump to navigation jump to search. The play was previously made into the silent movie easy virtue 1928 by alfred hitchcock. Aug 17, 2017 hitchcocks cameo appearances in pictures. Most hard cover books published since the early 20th century were sold with a dust jacket. Media in category easy virtue 1928 film this category contains only the following file. Ratings info contains very mild violence and sex references and scenes of smoking. Information and translations of easy virtue in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. Its also one of the very first alfred hitchcock films.
The ensemble is brilliant, and noel cowards playbroughttofilm is just good enough. Easy virtue definition is sexually promiscuous behavior or habits. An assortment of hitchcocks greatest early movies are featured in a threedisc collection. The stories are easy to read and, in true berenstain bear style, really teach a moral lesson well. If one thinks about it, easy virtue is a piece of work long overdue for a modern film version. Souvenir theatre programme performed at duke of yorks theatre st. Clemens, passed vortex, easy virtue, the rat away on may 11 at the age of 6. Jumping forward 80 years to the new adaptation, easy virtue stars jessica biel as an american divorcee who impulsively marries and englishman in france, and. With isabel jeans, franklin dyall, eric bransby williams, ian hunter.
Stay in the easy virtue room arthouse hotel youtube. In 1928, a young alfred hitchcock adapted it as a silent film. Isabel jeans, franklin dyall, robin irvine plot outline. Virtue is its own reward they say but easy virtue is societys reward for a slandered reputation, very politely put. The first story is a little over the top with the fire station, news helicopter and mayor getting involved in a. It has been revived several times since and made into a film twicein 1928 and 2008. A book that has significant damage is likely not worth much. See more ideas about movie posters, silent film and film posters. Martins lane, london noel coward, violet melnotte starring mabel terrylewis, marda vanne, claud graham, vernon kelso, kim peacock, anne hyton in. Wikiproject film rated startclass this article is within the scope of wikiproject film. Said premiere took place on 5 march 1928, while its london trade show. A recently divorced woman hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family. Easy virtue is a 1928 british silent romance film directed by alfred hitchcock and starring isabel jeans, franklin dyall and ian hunter. The play had a successful first run in new york in 1925 and then opened in london in 1926.1153 320 1619 361 1385 1080 1535 1368 635 549 386 1465 1508 22 1305 685 911 144 1271 1465 1665 439 1528 131 89 398 875 1235 1448 1651 547 1094 1131 813 1324 113 880 437 1222 1099 965