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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: Stage Fright

Congrats to Steve Hayes on his first full year as the Tired Old Queen at the Movies. Here he reviews the 1950 Hitchcock suspense flick:
In 1950, Alfred Hitchcock went back to London for the first time in years to film STAGE FRIGHT with Oscar winner Jane Wyman, Michael Wilding, Richard Todd and the divine Marlene Dietrich. Alistair Sim rounded out the cast, along with a host of talented British character actors including Kay Walsh, Sybil Thorndyke and the hysterical Joyce Grenfell. In this tale of deception and murder with a theatrical background, lies upon lies are told and retold as a suspected murderer hides out from the police with the help of a girl who loves him and is determined to prove his innocence. Then, love turns the tables on her. Dietrich, turns in a slyly glamorous and comic performance as the widow of the victim, and as Hitchcock later stated; "She was the best director I ever worked with." It's all great fun as only Hitchcock could conjure.

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