Tag Archives: Alfred Hitchcock

Foreign Correspondent (1940) – reviewed by George

Hitchcock’s 26th film (and the second shot in Hollywood) is a real thriller, with a lot of sequences designed to leave you breatless (they succeed). And the Hitchcock sense of humor is back after “Rebecca”, which had its humorous moments, … Continue reading

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Rebecca (1940) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 25th film and first film made in Hollywood won the 1940 Best Picture Oscar, andĀ also won for Best Cinematography, Black and White. And Hitchcock and three of his actors (Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and Judith Anderson) were nominated. … Continue reading

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Jamaica Inn (1939) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 24th film is the tale of Mary Yellan (Maureen O’Hara), whose mother, on her deathbed, has told her to leave Ireland and go to live with the mother’s sister Patience (Marie Ney) and Patience’s husband Joss Merlyn (Leslie … Continue reading

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The Lady Vanishes (1938) – reviewed by George

This review of Alfred Hitchcock’s 23rd film was first posted onĀ December 4, 2016, before I had begun reviewing Hitchcock films in chronological order. This film was contrasted with two remakes in reviews immediately following. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with a … Continue reading

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Young and Innocent (1937) – reviewed by George

This is not just one of my favorite Hitchcock movies (his 22nd), it’s one of my favorite movies, period. It begins with a spat, which would be a marital spat except that the wife, the actress Christine Clay (Pamela Carme), … Continue reading

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Sabotage (1936) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 21st movie is suspense, and what suspense! There’s a real nail-biter sequence trying to deliver a bomb with time passing. And then about ten minutes before the end there’s a big shock. And a Disney cartoon is used … Continue reading

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Secret Agent (1936) – reviewed by George

May 10th, 1916 – 84 Curzon St. W. A funeral is in progress, and most of the mourners are men. A one-armed man is apparently the one who arranged the service; he certainly seems to be taking credit for putting … Continue reading

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The 39 Steps (1935) – reviewed by George

Okay, let’s start out by correcting a mistake I made. I wrote that “Waltzes from Vienna” was Hitchcock’s last non-suspense film, and that is wrong. His last non-suspense film is his second Hollywood film, called “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” which … Continue reading

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) – reviewed by George

This is Alfred Hitchcock’s 18th movie and 5th suspense film, but as previously noted, from here on all his films will be suspense films. This original version of a property he would remake in 1956 is quite good, and how … Continue reading

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Waltzes from Vienna (1934) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 17th feature film is his last non-suspense feature. From here on the Master of Suspense really emerges. “Waltzes from Vienna” is not a family melodrama or sketch comedy or a film built around a sport. It’s a musical … Continue reading

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