Friday, July 8, 2011

Transported, courtesy "Easy Virtue" (1928)

I watched Easy Virtue last night, a silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock! I had never seen any of his silents. Honestly, I did not think it was a very good movie. The plot centered around a divorced woman, Larita, who escapes her scandalous past by traveling to the Riviera. There, She falls in love with a man, John, and marries him. However, when John takes her home to his family, his overbearing mother distrusts Larita, terrorizes her, and turns John against her. It sounds good enough, but for some reason it was not my cuppa. Despite this, in true Hitchcock style, lovely moments of costumes and scenery abounded.

Isn't this hat divine?? I never use that word to describe anything, so it must be!

By the way, this silent inspired the Easy Virtue remake a couple years ago with Jessica Biel. Or at least, that is what I assume. Their IMDB plot descriptions seem quite similar. 



BaronessVonVintage said...

Yes, I believe this (and the later remake starring Jessica Biel) are both film adaptations of a Noel Coward play? I've never seen this early film. You're right....that hat = swooon!

Artman2112 said...

i have yet to see an of Hitch's silent films. yes i am duly ashamed :(

alexandra grecco said...

Great pics!