When he’s seen leaving the apartment of his recently murdered ex-wife (Barbara Leigh-Hunt), a down-on-his luck bartender (Jon Finch) is accused of being London’s infamous “Necktie Murderer”; meanwhile, the real culprit (Barry Foster) roams the city freely, and continues to put innocent women — including Finch’s girlfriend (Anna Massey) — at risk. —Filmfanatic.org
Alfred Hitchcock has been the most well-known director to the general public since the 1940s – and he remains so in the 21st century, more than 25 years after his death. His name evokes instant expectations on the part of audiences around the world: of a memorable night of movie-watching highlighted by at least two or three great chills (and a few more good ones), some striking black comedy, and an eccentric characterization or two in virtually every one of the director’s movies across a half-century – and usually laced with a comical cameo appearance by the director himself.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born into a devoutly Catholic family in London, and his religious upbringing – with its attendant issues of guilt – would have a powerful influence on the psychological underpinnings of his later work. He was trained at a technical school, and initially gravitated to movies through art courses and advertising. He studied the work of other filmmakers, most notably the German expressionists… read more
this is one of my favourite hitchcock movies ! he manages to mix dark humor, sex, violence and a captivating story, all in 116 minutes! i've seen this film long time ago and I remember to have been petrified with the corpse in the truck! this guy was a pure talented genius
Più morboso e violento degli altri lavori del maestro, è zeppo di trovate geniali e particolari all'apparenza insignificanti ma in realtà inseriti in maniera magistrale (il discorso sul trasporto delle patate che anticipa la scena della spilla). Tecnicamente è splendido; la carrellata all'indietro scendendo le scale e tornando in strada quando l'assassino fa entrare la vittima in casa è da togliere il fiato.
Sin llegar a las cuotas de maestría presentes en sus películas anteriores
especialmente las películas que dirigió entre 1950 y 1970 esta película de Hitchcock es todavía una de esas obras… read review
My favorite Hitchcock film! I hold it higher than Notorious, Vertigo, Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt, all the rest of them. Frenzy is a perfect synthesis of of all the elements that we call Hitchcockian… read review