Stage Fright Overview:

Stage Fright (1950) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

SYNOPSIS

This later British production from Hitchcock features an outstanding cast. Acting student Wyman's ex-boyfriend (Todd) comes to her with a dilemma: his mistress, nightclub chanteuse Dietrich, came to him spattered with blood and with the news that her husband has been murdered. The police, naturally, suspect Todd, and Wyman's the only one he can turn to.

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Blu-ray Review: Stage Fright

By Devon Powell on Jan 25, 2022 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Warner Brothers Release Date: January 25, 2022 Region: Region A Length: 01:49:56 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Notes: This Warner Archives release marks the film?s North American Blu-ray debut. Warning: T... Read full article


Stage Fright (1950): Hitchcock and Dietrich

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 14, 2021 From 4 Star Films

It’s true that “All the world?s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” However, dress it up with murder and life becomes a series of stages and varying performances you’re putting on for different audiences — trying your best to play your audience — w... Read full article


THE SECOND ANNUAL ALFRED HITCHCOCK BLOGATHON: Stage Fright (1950)

on Jul 6, 2018 From Caftan Woman

The site Maddy Loves Her Classic Films hosts The Second Annual Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon on July 6 and 7. Click HERE for the contributions. Thank you, Maddy. By necessity, my discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright is not a spoiler-free zone. This is due to the fact that the very thing that ... Read full article


THE SECOND ANNUAL ALFRED HITCHCOCK BLOGATHON: Stage Fright (1950)

on Jul 6, 2018 From Caftan Woman

The site Maddy Loves Her Classic Films hosts The Second Annual Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon on July 6 and 7. Click HERE for the contributions. Thank you, Maddy. By necessity, my discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright is not a spoiler-free zone. This is due to the fact that the very thing that ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: STAGE FRIGHT (1950)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 12, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Released just before the wildly successful Strangers on a Train (1951), Stage Fright (1950) ranks among the minor entries in the Alfred Hitchcock canon. It lacks the screw tightening suspense of the best of the director's pictures, and its humor, while engaging, never reaches that pitch black, twist... Read full article


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Quotes from

Charlotte Inwood: He was an abominable man. Why do women marry abominable men?


Eve Gill: There's nothing the matter with your reputation!
Commodore Gill: Oh, indeed? I'd rather flattered myself that there was...


Commodore Gill: More than a friend, eh?
Eve Gill: When I'm with him, I get a feeling in here that... that's sort of...
Commodore Gill: Yes, well, we'll go into the symptoms later. Meanwhile, I take it you're either keen on him, or still hungry.


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Facts about

Alfred Hitchcock:  turning to look at Eve in her disguise as Charlotte's maid.
It was Playwright James Bridie who suggested that Alfred Hitchcock cast Alastair Sim. James Bridie also contributed additional dialogue on the script of this film.
This movie is significant because it broke a long-established cinematic convention that flashbacks were always a true account of earlier events. In this film, though, the opening flashback turns out to be a lie, a device which at first baffled then enraged cinemagoers who felt that they had in some way been cheated.
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