A rather episodic comedy, but there were so many wonderful and inventive moments that I didn't mind the abruptness at all. For me this is the first satisfying talkie by Hitch. With this feature, he goes back to the visual storytelling and utilizes sound in a way that enhances it.
Has many of the themes Hitchcock later used in his suspense thrillers: are husbands trustworthy? are wives trustworthy? are people who they claim to be? how would a "normal" person react if put in a particular situation? Great interweaving of travel footage with studio sets to create world of international ports. Loved the husband's face in the seasickness shots. Hard to hear him speak so nastily to his wife though.
Finally! An early Hitchcock film that looks like a Hitchcock! Check out the camerawork in that opening scene. He's learning his craft and crafting one of his trademarks. Unfortunately, that's the only thing notable about this film. The rest is mostly forgettable.
A much stronger effort than the previous piece. Rich And Strange has a snappy pace and much quicker dialogue to keep things moving, and it's much easier to follow. It's quite a bit of light fun that is rather inconsequential in the end, but that's not always a problem.
Money is always a tricky beast, as this married couple learned the hard way. It is not the typical Alfred Hitchcock that I am used to seeing, but the mix of comedy with the uncertain is a feature that only can be found in the directing style of a director like Mr. Hitchcock. Hitchcock greatly incorporated aspects of the silent movie era with aspects of use of voice in film. The perfect mix of suspense and romance.
Another very early Hitchcock comedy.
A little more enjoyable than some of his other early work.
I think it was because of the quirkiness of the ridiculous story.
Some set pieces worth watching, but overall this is very forgettable.
The story is all over the place, so it is what it is.
I guess we all have to start somewhere.