This was Hitchcock’s first colour film. The colour was different too, it kind of looked as though it was made with a Lomo camera, the colours popped a little.

The story was good, which it had to be as it was pretty much set in one room. It was based on a play, which in turn was based on a true story.

As this was a 1948 film the actors were not familiar at all, except Jimmy Stewart, who was by far the best actor. Jimmy is great. You should read on Wiki how this film was made, Hitchcock had to make provision for the huge cameras used at the time, which on this small set was a bit of a challenge. He also had two cameos although I didn’t notice either of them.

The story went along at a good rate, all talky stuff, and Hitchcok kept up the suspense quite well. The camera shots between reels was interesting too (see Wiki).

A ripping yarn.

Date watched: February 4th
Score: 8/10
Film count 2013: 15

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