Tag Archives: Sara Allgood

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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The Phantom Fiend (1932) and The Lodger (1944) – reviewed by George

In my review of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger” (posted on July 4, 2017) I mentioned these two remakes, so decided to take a fresh look at them. “The Phantom Fiend” (which I had not seen) was Ivor Novello’s idea: a … Continue reading

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Blackmail (1929) – reviewed by George

“Blackmail” is Alfred Hitchcock’s 10th film and his 2nd┬ásuspense 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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