Monday, February 20, 2012


1936 British Thriller Film

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Charles Bennett

Cinematography: Bernard Knowles

Running time: 76 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Tagline:  ...A Bomb Plot ...A Killing ...Justice

Sylvia Sidney as Mrs Verloc
Oskar Homolka as Karl Anton Verloc
Desmond Tester as Steve
John Loder as Sergeant Ted Spencer
Joyce Barbour as Renee
Matthew Boulton as Superintendent Talbot
S.J. Warmington as Hollingshead
William Dewhurst as The Professor
Charles Hawtrey as a Studious Youth
Peter Bull as Michaelis (uncredited)

A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.

Awards: None

Some critics objected to the way Alfred Hitchcock chose to end the sequence involving the delivery of the bomb on the bus. Hitchcock, stung by the criticism, is said to have regretted his decision. Nonetheless, the treatment is faithful to Joseph Conrad's book. 


4 stars out of 5 stars

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