Jonathan Cooper is wanted by the police who suspect him of killing his lover’s husband. His friend Eve Gill offers to hide him and Jonathan explains to her that his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood is the real murderer. Eve decides to investigate for herself, but when she meets the detective in charge of the case, she starts to fall in love. —IMDb
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
Great but all of the theatre theme could have been more explored. Both the beginning and the ending were amazing! A mild and valuable mixing of suspense/crime and Hitch's usual humour. Entertainment guaranteed.
One of the Hitchcock films nobody seems to talk about, and a pleasant surprise when I finally watched it. The acting is a little broad, but that plays into the atmosphere of morbid cheerfulness (best represented by the Gill family) and the plot's an interesting variation on Hitch's pet theme of the man wrongfully accused, trying to clear his name. Worth a look.