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Director(s)Alfred Hitchcock
Producer(s)John Maxwell
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Thriller/Suspense
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Rich and Strange (1931) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by John Maxwell.

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The Strangeness of Rich and Strange

By Virginie Pronovost on Jul 10, 2016 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Yes, Rich and Strange (or East of Shanghai in its American title) was very different from the other “typical” Hitchcock’s films. It’s not often cited as a favourite and it tends to be a bit forgotten nowadays. I want, today, to give a new fresh breath of air to this overlooke... Read full article


All Aboard: Part 4 of 5.

By Dawn on Dec 20, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Rich and Strange(1931). A British romantic comedy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock during his time in the British film industry. It was adapted by Hitchcock, his wife Alma Reville and Val Valentine from a novel by Dale Collins. The film is best known for the recreation of a full sized ship in a water t... Read full article


Alfred Hitchcock: Rich and Strange(1931).

By Dawn on Oct 15, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Rich and Strange (1931). It was adapted by Hitchcock, his wife Alma Reville, and Val Valentine from a novel by Dale Collins. The film is best known for the sets, including a recreation of a full-sized ship in a water tank used in the final scene of the film. Hitchcock also experimented with differen... Read full article


Rich and Strange

By Michael on Jun 20, 2010 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Rich and Strange aka East of Shanghai (Alfred Hitchcock, 1931) The films of the thrities all have a light and happy feeling to them, especially the films of Ernst Lubitsch. Alfred Hitchcock's Rich and Strange feels like an attempt to make a Lubitsch film with Hitchcock themes. But, he doesn't have... Read full article


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Fred Hill: I don't want any pills. I want some of the good things of life... money. Why should you be able to spend less on yourself than some women do on their rotten poodles? Why shouldn't you have a hairdresser and a ladies maid?
Emily Hill: Why, Fred, I never expect those things.
Fred Hill: No, that's just it. The good little women like you don't want enough.


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The title comes from Ariel's song in "The Tempest": "Full fathom five thy father lies, / Of his bones are coral made, / Those are pearls that were his eyes: / Nothing of him that doth fade, / But doth suffer a sea-change / Into something rich and strange."
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