Alfred Hitchcock Classics, Vol. 2 [DVD]
- SKU: 20984334
- Release Date: 09/02/2008
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A wealthy man pretends he is bankrupt to teach his wayward daughter a lesson. An early, silent Hitchcock film which is wonderfully photographed. ~ Deb Rainsbottom, Rovi
Alfred Hitchcock's silent The Ring is a traditional prizefighting melodrama, elevated by the richness of the characterizations and the stylish, Germanic use of the camera. Carl Brisson plays "Round One," a cocky young boxer who matriculates from sideshow bouts to the big time. Round One's marriage to Lilian Hall-Davis goes sour when she throws him over for the champ. During the climactic big fight, Hall-Davis realizes that she's still in love with Round One when she witnesses the brutal beating he's getting. As in Hitchcock's later suspense films, sparks ignite between hero and heroine only when there's an element of danger involved. Alfred Hitchcock collaborated on the script of The Ring with his wife Alma Reville. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Betty Balfour - Betty
- Gordon Harker - The Father
- Jean Bradin - Jean, the Young Man
- Ferdinand Von Alten - The Cosmopolitan
- Clifford Heatherley - The Manager