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The Skin Game

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United Kingdom · 1931
1h 22m
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Starring C. V. France, Helen Haye, Jill Esmond, Edmund Gwenn
Genre Drama

An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other.

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The New York Times by

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, for in undergoing the studio operation the original work has been sapped of its persuasive drama.


San Francisco Chronicle by Mick LaSalle

If there's a revelation to be gleaned from these youthful entries, it's that much of what made Hitchcock great was there from the beginning. [18 Feb 2007, p.26]


The A.V. Club by Noel Murray

Alfred Hitchcock's early films run the gamut from not-bad to dreary, but they're mainly remarkable for how Hitchcockian they are.


The Telegraph by Tim Robey

Another play Hitchcock was resistant to adapting, this time by John Galsworthy, made for a static but honourable picture. [14 Jul 2012]