The Skin Game
The Skin Game (1931)

Two wealthy British families begin fighting over land rights in this comedy drama. One family belongs to the aristocracy and the other to the nouveau riche. The film was an early endeavor by budding-director Alfred Hitchcock and was adapted… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 20, 1931
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The playing is exceptional, both men and women.

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Emanuel Levy

Stagy and verbose, this British play adaptation is one of the few weak movies Hitchcock had made in an otherwise brilliant career.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Mr. Galsworthy's narrative is bound to enlist one's attention, but Mr. Hitchcock, who is responsible for the adaptation as well as the direction, cannot be said to have accomplished either task in a fashion the subject deserves.

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TV Guide

This early Hitchcock talkie shows none of the mastery that would subsequently make the director an internationally recognized genius.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A rather stagy and creaky early talkie (1931) by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

All talk and no action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
One of my favourite early Hitchcock movies. Greed and wealth fuels a family feud which could end in tragedy.
Chris Browning
An early effort from Hitchcock, "The Skin Game" is a drama that deals with the snobbish ideals of the aristocracy and wasn't very successful due… More