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Matt Hough

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Not considered by certain Alfred Hitchcock scholars as among his best work, Stage Fright is worthy of some reconsideration with a top cast of stars and a more-than-gripping story of murder and its subsequent investigation.



Stage Fright (1950)



Released: 15 Apr 1950
Rated: Approved
Runtime: 110 min




Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Genre: Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller



Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd
Writer(s): Whitfield Cook, Alma Reville, Selwyn Jepson



Plot: A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence after he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.



IMDB rating: 7.1
MetaScore: N/A





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Studio: Warner Brothers
Distributed By: Warner Archive...

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Thanks, Matt! I'm REALLY looking forward to this one! Love the review, this one has always been a favorite.

The cast is terrific, though I always felt that Kay Walsh (at the time having just gone through a divorce from David Lean) was criminally underused.
 
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Robert Harris

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Terrific discussion of the film, Matt. Hopefully, folks unfamiliar with the film will add it to their libraries.

Regarding David Lean and Kay Walsh, he once told me whist enjoying a spectacular scotch, that through the years he much enjoyed relationships with women.

And married many of them.
 

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Thanks for the review. I saw Stage Fright for the first time 2 1/2 years ago on the old DVD. I enjoyed it quite a bit and had no previous exposure to it or the plot. I’ll be looking forward to revisiting this.
 

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Terrific discussion of the film, Matt. Hopefully, folks unfamiliar with the film will add it to their libraries.

Regarding David Lean and Kay Walsh, he once told me whist enjoying a spectacular scotch, that through the years he much enjoyed relationships with women.

And married many of them.
Yes he was quite ladies man and regarding Stage Fright for so many movie critics this was usually at the bottom of a list of good and not so good Hitchcock films and I never understood 'why' . For what its worth I rate it 8/10 and very enjoyable . The new BD is 10/10 .
 

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