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Alfred Hitchcock: Number 17 / The Ring (1932)
Rating:
Starring: Carl Brisson, Henry Caine, Don Calthrop, Anne Casson, Anne Grey, Lillian Hall-Davies, Gorden Harker, Forrester Harvey, Tom Helmore, Hunter, Ian, Barry Jones, Herbert Langley
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Category: Horror, Suspense / Mystery, Horror
Studio: Laserlight
Subtitles:
Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
Length:
136 mins

 
 

 

"Humorous early thriller by the Master Hitchcock" -Video Hound's Golden Movie Retriever

Number 17:
By 1932 it was already clear that Alfred Hitchcock was offering unusual films to movie audiences, and many people believed that Number 17 was his best yet. It contained many of the elements that later made him a household name. None of his movies were "traditional". That was what made Hitchcock Hitchcock. And that was what made Number 17 a success. The story is about a band of criminals who pull off a jewel robbery and then stash their loot at what they think is a safe house. Wrong. A wandering vagabond happens along and, wouldn't you know, comes across the stash. Add into the mix a detective who is determined to get his man, and with that, the chase is on. The train-and-bus chase sequence at the end alone is worth the price of admission.

The Ring:
Boxer "Round One" Stander, is a circus attraction who fights all comers. When he marries the box office girl and turns pro to please her, the pug is soon outclassed by competition inside and outside of the ring. Hitchcock's keen eye for detail and imaginative use of visuals to communicate feelings and points of view make this one of his best silent films. A rare collector's item.