Tag Archives: Alfred Hitchcock

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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Number Seventeen (1932) – reviewed by George

Well, this should have been posted last week on Alfred Hitchcock Tuesday, but I had to watch it multiple times, because I was confused. I got three DVD versions of this film and I watched a little bit of each … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange (1931) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 15th film is a strange choice for him. Based on a novel by Dale Collins, Hitchcock adapted and directed it, and the scenario was written by Alma Reville and Val Valentine. It deals with a married couple, Fred … Continue reading

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The Skin Game (1931) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 14th film is based on a John Galsworthy work, Adapted and Directed by Hitchcock with a Scenario by Alma Reville. It’s a story of two families and the conflicts that keep them at loggerheads with each other, but … Continue reading

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Murder! (1930) – reviewed by George

Hitchcock’s 13th movie is another film based on a stage play, but this one has been really opened up. The action occurs all over the place. And it is a straight-forward murder mystery. It is also Hitchcock’s 3rd suspense film, … Continue reading

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Juno and the Paycock (1930) – reviewed by George

I didn’t like this movie at all. Alfred Hitchcock’s 12th movie is a strange unpleasant hybrid. Based on a play by Sean O’Casey, it starts like a domestic comedy. “Juno” is a nickname given to Mrs. Boyle (Sara Allgood) because … Continue reading

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Blackmail (1929) – reviewed by George

“Blackmail” is Alfred Hitchcock’s 10th film and his 2nd¬†suspense film, after # 3, “The Lodger”. Perhaps more significant – it is his first talkie. The soundtrack is sometimes hard to understand, depending entirely on which actor is speaking. Generally the … Continue reading

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The Manxman (1929) – reviewed by George

This film is part soap opera and part Greek tragedy. It certainly shows the maturity of the director as he stages scene after scene of deception, devotion, ambition, and pure unselfish love. And some selfish love too.¬†Alfred Hitchcock’s 9th film … Continue reading

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Champagne (1928)- reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 8th film is a romantic comedy with plenty of deception on the part of the four principals in order to get their own way. The four major characters are a rich father, his bright and somewhat hyper daughter, … Continue reading

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