By Paul Duncan
Who was once Hitchcock? A fats guy who performed sensible jokes on humans? A regulate freak who humiliated others to make himself glance greater? a bit boy petrified of the darkish? one of many maximum storytellers of the century? He used to be all of those and extra - 20 years after his loss of life, he's nonetheless a loved ones identify; most folks within the Western international have noticeable his movie, and he popularised the motion motion picture layout we see per week at the cinema monitor.
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The crofter only takes Hannay in for money and, when the police come, turns him in for the reward. The man Hannay tracks down to prove his innocence turns out to be the villain, who promptly shoots Hannay. The Sheriff turns Hannay in because he trusts the villain, a respected local man. The publican wife and husband protect Hannay and Pamela from the villains because, again, they believe them to be a love couple eloping since they always hold hands (because of the handcuffs). There are people who say they are police, when they are not – people trust the police.
This changing of identity/role is further confused by women in male roles: the female barrister and the jury women as experts on psychology. The villain turns out to be an effeminate man who lets his fiancée take the rap for his murder – he’s an actor who falls back on his old drag trapeze-artist act to make money. He killed because he is a half-caste, which is weak. Saying he was gay 38 Hitchcock 6/7/04 1:58 pm Page 39 HITCHCOCK would have made more sense of his actions/role throughout the picture, and have been more interesting psychologically.
3/5 Waltzes From Vienna (1933) Alternative Title: Strauss’ Great Waltz (1935) in USA Cast: Hindle Edgar (Leopold), Sybil Grove (Mme Fouchett), Edmund Gwenn (Strauss the Elder), Robert Hale (Ebezeder), Esmond Knight (Strauss the Younger), Jessie Matthews (Rasi), Frank Vosper (The Prince) Crew: Director Alfred Hitchcock, Screenplay Guy Bolton & Alma Reville, Play Guy Bolton, Music Johann Strauss Sr & Johann Strauss, Cinematographer Glen MacWilliams The Verdict: Hitchcock was unemployable for a time and, at his lowest ebb, took on a subject for which he had no affinity – a musical about Strauss senior and Strauss 45 Hitchcock 6/7/04 1:58 pm Page 46 PAU L D U N C A N junior.