Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Champagne (1928)

Wardour Films
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Mill Creek)

Socialite Betty Balfour lands her private plane in the ocean to visit her boyfriend on an ocean liner. This upsets her father, who concocts a plan to teach her a lesson by pretending to lose the family fortune. She takes a menial job in an upscale French restaurant, pursued by her on-again, off-again boyfriend, meddling father and a mysterious man who claims to want to marry her. It all gets sorted out in the end. Hitchcock's attempt to blend comedy and melodrama just doesn't work. It has one "trick shot" through a champagne glass, but otherwise would be hard to identify as a Hitchcock film.

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