Downhill

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Downhill

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Downhill

Release Date: October 24, 1927

Year    :   1927
Slogan    :   «A College Hero round whom is woven a picture of Love and Treachery.»
Genres    :   Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Gainsborough Pictures
Director    :   Alfred Hitchcock
Producers    :   Michael Balcon, C.M. Woolf
Writers    :   Constance Collier, Eliot Stannard, Ivor Novello
RunTime    :   110 mins.

Roddy, first son of the rich Berwick family, is expelled from school when he takes the blame for his friend Tim's charge. His family sends him away and all of his friends leave him alone. Roddy decides to go to Paris where he spends what little money he has and starts working as a dancer. He soon becomes a victim of alcoholism. Roddy manages to move to England's colonies but some sailors send him back to his rich family hoping for a reward.




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