The denouement of the intriguing plot is pretty distasteful by today's standards.
| Original Score: 3/5
Well photographed and mounted, it contains all the gadgets of the pet Alfred Hitchcock technique, from quick cutting to skillful dialog blending.
It's enjoyable on its own terms, but is a far cry from Hitch's better films.
| Original Score: B-
Odd early Hitchcock has some creative camera work and visual style.
| Original Score: 4/5
The Master Hitchcock directs an early masterpiece.
| Original Score: 5/5
Early Hitchcock talkie still holds the interest
It remains a crucial insight into the development of one of the cinema's greatest artists, and so, essential viewing.
Hitchcock's tenth feature, a crime drama set in the theater, is one of his best British films, featuring Herbert Marshall in his first speaking part and a new kind of villain.
| Original Score: B+
An intelligent, well-acted and thoroughly entertaining motion picture in the routine pattern of mystery thrillers.
Perhaps the most provocative of all early British Hitchcocks.
An atypical Hitchcock film which depends on the element of surprise rather than his usual building of suspense.
| Original Score: 4/4