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Hitchcock's earliest films set to tour the US

Mar. 20, 2013by: Ryan Miller

It's always great to see the classics make their way back into theaters because as the years go by these films find new fans who never got the chance to see these classic films on the big-screen. Deadline reports that some of Hitchcock's earliest films will be doing just that as nine silent films from the Master of Suspense between 1925 and 1929 have recently been restored by the British Film Institute and will hit the silver screen in the US this summer.

The so-called "Hitchcock 9" mark the early beginnings of the director's accomplished career, starting with his first-ever film THE PLEASURE GARDEN as well as the 1927 THE LODGER: A STORY OF THE LONDON FOG which is loosely based on the Jack the Ripper murders and is considered to be the first film of his that truly showed off his signature style that we all know and love.

The tour will kick off in San Francisco’s Castro Theatre as part of the Silent Film Festival June 14-16. The next stop is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles on June 18, then BAMcinématek, June 29-July 5, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Steinberg Screen in the Harvey Theater.

Extra Tidbit: What is your favorite Hitchcock film?
Source: Deadline

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