Not one of his best, but exquisite nonetheless. The theme of acting runs wildly throughout the picture even hinting at certain key plot points to come. It also has one of the finest villain in his filmography. Direction wise, the highlight is a long shot early in the film where the screen is in constant state of metamorphosis as it keeps following the characters. Add a wonderful ending, and you get an engaging result
Decent Hitchcock but nothing remarkable. More or less proof that at best Hitchcock was hit or miss in the late 40s and early 50s. The cast is pretty good but Alastair Sim steals the show. Marlene Dietrich singing made me want to watch Blazing Saddles. And why the hell would Hitchcock have his own daughter play a character named Chubby?
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.
This one has a good story, but I must say its a bit of a mess. The main problem here is casting. Wyman and Dietrich just dont work well together, and the film suffers dramatically as a result. The slight twist ending only makes up for some of the awkwardness in terms of chemistry. 2.5 stars