In this discussion, we will chronologically explore the films of the Master of Suspense. I am indebted to the book "Hitchcock Poster Art", edited by Tony Nourmand and Mark H. Wolff, for the descriptions of some of these films. And of course there's IMDB Now, right on to the first film. Or rather, the first film Hitch actually completed. It is worth nothing that in 1922 Hitch was directing a film called Thirteen, which unfortunately was never completed. Also, no footage survives from it. So we will have to move onto the first completed film. The Pleasure Garden (1925) [image=http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/The-Pleasure-Garden-Poster-C10204523.jpeg] Description from Hitchcock Poster Art: "The 26-year-old Hitchcock made his directing debut with this romantic melodrama- an under-financed Anglo-German co-production made at the Emelka Studios in Munich and shot partly on location in Italy- which shows the influence of Griffith and Murnau. The plot, a backstage story of two chorus girls at the Pleasure Garden Theatre, contrasts the decent Virginia Valli, then a big star at Universal, with the coquettish Carmelita Geraghty. The idealistic Valli grows increasingly disillusioned after her marriage to a drunken rake (Miles Mander) who takes up with, and ultimately drowns, a native girl in a British colony in the Far East. Hitchcock would refashion the elements of this story- madness, murder and despair- to greater advantage in subsequent films." Personally, I haven't seen this film. But I find it interesting that even if he was going to be doing a romantic melodrama, Hitch was going to make sure it was one with an appropriate amount of murder From what I've seen, I don't think this film is available either on VHS or DVD, though it might have been on TCM or something. I would be surprised if anyone's seen it, but happily so.