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Number Seventeen (1932) was a Crime - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by John Maxwell and Leon M. Lion.

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Number Seventeen (1932)

By Lindsey on Aug 17, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

Detective Gilbert is searching for a necklace that has been stolen by a gang of thieves. He shows up at a seemingly empty house that’s open for sale or rent. The door is unlocked, so he enters into the shadows. But what he finds in those shadows isn’t exactly what he expected. A dead bod... Read full article


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Ben: Ya don't have to do nothin' in this 'ere house - ya stand still and things happen!


Ben: Will you see me safely home, guv'nor, if I gives you a nice wedding present, eh?


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Alfred Hitchcock did not want to make this film. He had wanted to direct a prestige production of John Van Druten's play "London Wall," but to punish Hitchcock for the financial failure of his previous film Rich and Strange, British International Pictures head John Maxwell took him off "London Wall" and put him on "Number Seventeen" instead. Hitchcock himself has referred to the film as "a terrible picture . . . very cheap melodrama".
This was Alfred Hitchcock's last film as director for British International Pictures, though he made one more film for them as producer: Lord Camber's Ladies, directed by Benn W. Levy.
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Also released in 1932




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