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The Paradine Case (1947) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressEthel BarrymoreNominated
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Noir I Don’t Care For: The Paradine Case (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Jul 4, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

As I?ve mentioned a time or two in previous posts, I am a member of a classic movie meetup group that continued to flourish throughout the pandemic; each week, we’re assigned an old movie that?s available on YouTube, and then we gather via Zoom to discuss it. Moderated by Steven Reginald over ... Read full article


Gregory Peck tops the cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Paradine Case”

By Stephen Reginald on Jun 23, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

Gregory Peck tops the cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Paradine Case” The Paradine Case (1947) is an American courtroom drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, and Ethel Barrymore. The film introduced Alida Valli... Read full article


The Paradine Case

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 17, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing The Paradine Case (1947). Director Alfred Hitchcock's courtroom drama is about a mysterious woman (Alida Valli) who may have murdered her blind husband. This article is part of The Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. ... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: The Paradine Case

By Devon Powell on Jun 1, 2017 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: May 30, 2017 Region: Region Free Length: 01:54:16 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz, 1556 kbps, 16-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Bitrate: 23.92 Mbps Notes: This is the film?s North American Blu-ray debut.... Read full article


THE PARADINE CASE ( 1947 )

By Theresa Brown on Jun 14, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

Hitchcock introduces us to Mrs. Paradine. His camera slowly revolves around her. He gives her a breathtaking close-up which brings us closer to her than personal decorum or propriety would allow. Alida Valli plays Mrs. Paradine, this cool, beautifully austere, unapproachable looking woman. And she ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Gay Keane: Well, nice people don't go murdering other nice people.


Lady Sophie Horfield: [Rhetorically] Who needs pity more than a woman who's sinned?


Gay Keane: Tony's torn him to pieces - it was horrible.
Judy Flaquer: But darling, you've got to remember, its Tony's job.


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Facts about

In Hitchcock's rough cut and 131 minutes version, Ethel Barrymore can be seen as a half crazed wife of Lord Horfield played by Charles Laughton. But David O. Selznick removed these scenes in the final editing and the final runtime was only 114 minutes.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMay 9, 1949 with Louis Jourdan and Alida Valli reprising their film role and Joseph Cotten as Keane.
When Keane goes to the Paradine house in Cumberland, he walks over to Mrs. Paradine's piano. On the piano we see close-up of a page of music called Appassionata Op. 69 by Francesco Ceruomo. Francesco Ceruomo is an Italianized version of Frank Waxman, who wrote the background music for the film. The music shown on the piano is the actual music that is playing on the soundtrack at that point.
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