Even a middle of the road Hitchcock film is definitely worth a watch. Carey Grant is charismatic as ever and provides a great duplicitous performance and Joanna Fontaine successfully carries the film despite the dated treatment of her as a heroine. The ending could be a let down but Hitchcock films are all about the journey....
3.5/5. Usual Hitchcock's material : the beauty of troubled women, between fantasy and insecurity, romance and fear, closest to Marnie (shy woman with family issues). Hitchcock made a deep psychological love story between two difficult person in marriage but we can't deny that the original story seems more pretty interesting issue to see, an irony that can be the best film about marriage.
Wonderful Hitch. Fontaine gives a great performance, possible her best other than Jane Eyre. Grant is great at teeter tottering the line between whether his character is good or evil. Given the primarily British cast, its easy to think this was one of Hitch's British productions, but this has a Hollywood shine to it that his earlier works, while exceptional, lack. One of the best films in his canon. Essential
This is a middle-tier Hitchcock entry—neither a probing examination of marriage nor a brooding thriller wrapped in social commentary. The mystery simmers and simmers, then fizzles. The romantic elements are shallow while the ending makes the mounting suspense feel aimless in hindsight. Hitchcock certainly has a way with mise en scene, especially with interior sets.
Inicia como un melodrama y empalma a un filme criminal. Es la mujer que sospecha a medida de los precedentes que posee un hombre con un pasado que ella pefirió ignorar por el amor o esa necesidad de romper su lazo familiar-castrante. Los años le pasan la factura y entonces empieza el martirio. Hitchcock apunta a las pistas, al drama psicológico, a ese gusto por ver derrumbarse esa fragilidad femenina cegada de amor.
Altro pezzo forte di Sir Alfred.Ambientazione da palazzo in stile Rebecca,con dialoghi,inquadrature e sottointesi che lasciano sempre un qualche dubbio sullo svolgersi della vicenda.Momenti molto belli (quelli delle lettere e il bicchiere di latte illuminato),ma un finale che forse non convince del tutto e poteva essere scritto meglio.Altro caposaldo di una sterminata e meravigliosa filmografia.
First Fontaine abruptly falls in love with Grant, then the sudden ending. The plot doesn't exactly flow as smoothly as I would have liked. Feels like it could have been much better. Lead characters are great surely. Can't help loving Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant seems simple but capable of anything.