How much would this stink, someone very crazy murders the very woman keeping you from happiness in your new wife. Then you find yourself embroiled in a crime you did not commit, yet cannot prove it. Shudder. My worst nightmare. Being completely innocent, but unable to prove it, and having it seem like I’m so very guilty.
Despite the fun of seeing Hitchcock’s cameo in this film (that is a very big string bass, sir) I spent most of this movie biting my nails.
It was a good film, and Robert Walker, as Bruno Anthony, was deliciously unhinged. He really did a number on Guy Haines, almost unraveling his life to the point of complete destruction. Kudos to his prospective family, the Morton’s, for sticking by him, and not washing their hands of the supposed murder. Babs was my particular favorite. She was a ray of sunshine and quite the loyal girl in this film. Such a delight.
This was my second black and white Hitchcock film. I liked the way you can see his traditional ways of growing suspense. He used darkness to his advantage multiple times in this film. This fit black and white film much better than Rebecca did. Making the tennis game, usually not a very suspenseful sport, the means by which we measured success of the plans was very good. Hitchcock has intriguing ways of building suspense and keep you on the edge.
I liked this film a lot. It’s probably my second favorite of the ones we watched this time around.