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Alfred Hitchcock's first sound film utilized the new sound technology in a rather creative way off-camera. Hitchcock's lead actress, Anny Ondra, had a strong Eastern European accent that was difficult for English audiences to understand, so Hitchcock's solution was to have British actress Joan Barry speak Ondra's lines of dialogue off-camera. The film concerns a woman who kills a man who tries to assault her. Ondra plays Alice White who, while having dinner in a fancy English nightspot with her
Oct 6, 1929 Wide
Oct 12, 2004
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A Teutonic experiment in ambiguity and an astringent comedy of wandering relationships, Alfred Hitchcock's first talkie offers scene upon scene of ingenious synergy of camera and meaning
It's a more than adequate though primitive murder mystery story that's enhanced by a series of marvelous technical innovations for its time.
Early British production by Hitchcock is entertaining.
Horrific and dated....worth seeing from a strictly historical standpoint.
Hitchcock's first talkie is still enjoyable if creaky.
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