When witnesses see Jonathan Cooper fleeing the scene of a murder, Cooper asks his former girlfriend, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts student Eve Gill, for help. Believing him innocent, she uses her skills at stagecraft to prove the real murderer is chanteuse Charlotte Inwood. Now, as Eve plays a game of cat and mouse with Scotland Yard detective Wil Smith, she has no clue of the deadly secret her sleuthing will uncover.
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Duration: 105 min
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: James Bridie, Whitfield Cook, Ranald MacDougall, Alma Reville
Camera: Wilkie Cooper
Editing: Edward B. Jarvis
Music: Leighton Lucas
Jane Wyman Eve Gill
Marlene Dietrich Charlotte Inwood
Michael Wilding Det. Insp. Wilfried ‘Ordinary’ Smith
Richard Todd Jonathan Cooper
1950 – Locarno International Film Festival
Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (*1899-1980) was nicknamed the “Master of Suspense” for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience.
He entered the film industry in Great Britain in 1920 and left for Hollywood in 1939, where his first American film, Rebecca, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more than 50 films, including the classics Rear Window, The 39 Steps and Psycho. Nicknamed the “Master of Suspense,” Hitchcock received the AFI’s Life Achievement Award in 1979. He died in 1980.
Trailer URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wkiqZ8OZKM