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'The Hitchcock 9' series of silent films continues Friday at LACMA
'The Hitchcock 9' series of silent films continues Friday at LACMA

In Robert Altman’s acclaimed 2001 British mystery “Gosford Park,” Jeremy Northam played the famed singer-actor-composer Ivor Novello. The real Novello, who was born in Wales in 1913 and died in London in 1951, made two of Alfred Hitchcock’s early silent films — the 1926 mystery-thriller “The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog” and 1927’s “Downhill,” which was Hitch’s first stab, so to speak, at the “wrong man” plot — a theme he would revisit over the decades. Both films, which are among the nine surviving Hitchcock silent films recently restored by the British Film Institute, screen Friday evening at the...

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