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Sabotage (1936) was a Mystery - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Michael Balcon and Ivor Montagu.

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Sabotage (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 10, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Sabotage: Willful destruction of buildings or machinery with the object of alarming a group of persons or inspiring public uneasiness. It’s not exactly a titillating introduction but since this is precisely where this 1930s Hitchcock thriller commences so will I. Again, Hitch is collaborating ... Read full article


The Adventures of Tartu, aka Sabotage Agent (1943)

By Clayton on Jun 1, 2014 From Phantom Empires

The Adventures of Tartu, aka Sabotage Agent (1943) 6/1/2014 24 Comments Officer #1: [leans in] "This is a sabotage job..."Officer #2: "...and a pretty long shot, what ever way you look at it. No one would blame you if you ... Read full article


The Adventures of Tartu, aka Sabotage Agent (1943)

By Clayton on Jun 1, 2014 From Phantom Empires

The Adventures of Tartu, aka Sabotage Agent (1943) 6/1/2014 24 Comments Officer #1: [leans in] "This is a sabotage job..."Officer #2: "...and a pretty long shot, what ever way you look at it. No one would blame you if you don't think you'... Read full article


Sabotage (1936, Alfred Hitchcock)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 28, 2014 From The Stop Button

Sabotage demands the viewer's attention. It opens with a dictionary definition of Sabotage, forcing the viewer to read something and then immediately relate it to the rapidly edited sabotage of a power station. This sequence, which sets off the first act of the film, takes place in maybe a minu... Read full article


Sabotage (1936)

By Beatrice on Aug 3, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Sabotage Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Charles Bennett from the novel “Secret Agent” by Joseph Conrad 1936/UK Gaumont British Picture Corporation Repeat viewing #100 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die For some reason, this film fizzled for me on the second viewing despi... Read full article


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Detective Sergeant Ted Spencer: [trying to calm crowd down demanding their money back after a power outage] It's an act of God, I tell you!
Member of Cinema Crowd: And what do you call an act of God?
Detective Sergeant Ted Spencer: I call your face one, and you won't get your money back on that.


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Some erroneous modern sources identify Sara Allgood as the uncredited actress playing the bird shop customer, but she does not appear in this film. The identity of the actress in question is presently unknown.
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.
Based on Joseph Conrad's novel "The Secret Agent", this sports a different title as Alfred Hitchcock's previous film was called Secret Agent, which was based on stories by W. Somerset Maugham.
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