the drumming-out-of-tune scene is a nice portrait of descent into madness + accidentally the film seems to convey the atypical message (along with the wrong guy one) that the young & the beautiful can't possibly do any wrong, whereas itchy&scratchy corrupted adults are to blame / the final lack of twist seems rather anti-hitchcockian, if you know what i mean (no undercurrents, no freud, no nothin'), but somehow fresh
Hitchcock celebrates youth!! Now I can see why the Nouvelle Vague directors adored him. There is a formal purity in its speed and wit, and a beauty in the way the romance unfolds within the 'youth on the run' + 'wrong man' story. The pair of god-like point of view crane shots are truly awe inspiring. A hidden gem in Hitchcock's oeuvre.
An early Hitch masterpiece, and probably my favorite of his British films after 39 steps. So many great moments here, but its all about the finale. This film really seems to foreshadow so many elements he would utilize again and again over the years, tweaking them each time to great effect. I am not really familiar with any of the cast, so I will just say collectively they were excellent. 5 easy stars
Classico film hitchcockiano del periodo inglese:un uomo ingiustamente accusato fugge e cerca di trovare il vero colpevole.Personaggi azzeccati(soprattutto i poliziotti) ed una trama che il grandissimo pregio di non complicarsi mai.L'epilogo è magnifico,con la carrellata aerea lunghissima che stringe fino al volto ticchettoso del batterista;la mano precisa e deliziosa di Sir Alfred è sempre riconoscibile.
The young man wrongly accused of murdering his lover isn't entirely innocent but the inspector's daughter probably is. The hunt for the murderous musician, a drummer in a Jazz band, by the newly formed couple on the run, carries the story through a children's birthday party to a doss house to a seaside resort. It all seems fairly light in tone, but the young hero of the film isn't all that different from his double.