Easy Virtue
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Based on the Noel Coward play, a woman (Isabel Jeans) is married to an alcoholic, so she takes a lover. When her husband finds out, the woman is ostracized by her social peers. The film is a British production.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The first half of the film, an addition detailing events only described in the play, is pure Hitchcock, its combination of conciseness and idiosyncrasy demonstrating his mastery of silent narration."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"An overlooked film despite the abundance of invention"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Coward's strength was sparkling dialogue, which makes his work a poor fit for the silent cinema."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Based on Noel Coward's play, this Hitchcock critique of the the upper class, centers on a disreputable woman, a heroine type that he would return to in later films, such as Notorious and Marnie."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The main reason to stop on PBS when the network airs "Easy Virtue" a few months from now is to witness Biel's complete departure."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Charlotte Weekly
"Creative silent film, with many links to later Hitchcock."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Sticks in the ribs like over baked mush."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film's conclusion is rushed, but the movie still has much to admire as a catty drama about scandal and scorn."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"The problem is, of course, that the movie was silent and Coward's dialogue -- even in a minor play -- is indispensable."
‑ , Film4
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