|Louise Brooks was 22 when |
she filmed "Beggars of Life."
"The Avenger." Made in 1927, this was Alfred Hitchcock's third film but is generally considered the first "Hitchcockian" film, as it introduced many of his signature motifs. Matinee idol Ivor Novello stars as the mysterious lodger who always seems to be prowling the streets whenever "The Avenger" strikes. The film was the first to feature Hitchcock in his cameo role shtick.
Third Thursdays screenings begin at 7:30pm in the Adobe Chapel, 3963 Conde Street in Old Town San Diego. While tickets are $10 at the door, we are offering a limited number of free admissions to these films. RSVP to SOHOsandiego@aol.com; free tickets are on a first come, first served basis.
|Film writer Jim Tully (far left) with cast of the 1928 film "Beggars of Life" Louise Brooks, Wallace Beery and Richard Arlen.|
Action! Young Hitchcock (30-ish) circa late1920s.
Photo: Jim Rapsis http://silentfilmlivemusic.blogspot.com/