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1945, Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 111 min.
Forks and white tablecloths take on a whole new significance in this literally spellbinding thriller by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. The sumptuous musical score by Miklos Rozsa picked up the Academy Award, but it is the archetypal dream sequenceby surrealist icon Salvador DalÃ that is the filmâs crowning achievement. If the screen crackles with repressed sexual energy between Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, there is a reason: they were having an affair during filming.
âMore than a literal âchaseâ takes place hereâmore than a run from the police. A âchaseâ of even more suspenseful moment is made through the mind of a manâ¦ Mr. Hitchcock has used some startling images to symbolize the content of dreamsâimages designed by Salvador. But his real success is in creating the illusion of love.â
âBosley Crowther, New York Times