The Pleasure Garden
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The Pleasure Garden
After several collaborative efforts, Alfred Hitchcock made his solo directorial debut in the German-British co-production The Pleasure Garden. Based on the novel by Oliver Sandys, it's the tale of two chorus girls, Patsy (Virginia Valli) and Jill (Carmelita Geraghty). The comparatively virtuous Patsy marries Levett (Miles Mander), the best friend of Jill's fiance Fielding (John Stuart). After the honeymoon, Levett leaves for a job in the tropics, promising to send for Patsy as soon as he's settled. Back in London, Patsy discovers that Jill has been cheating on Fielding with other… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hitchcock's feature debut, made at the young age of 25, already shows promise to come."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Mossy intrigue jolted by Hitchcock's style and delirium"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's a standard romantic drama, with no other interest except it's the Master's beginning."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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