Rich and Strange Reviews
The story is a romantic melodrama concerning a young working class couple who, after coming into an inheritance, decide to get a taste of the good life by going on a cruise. The trip tests their relationship though, with both man and wife being tempted to leave the other, and both having to learn the hard way that money doesn't always make life better.
What the film lacks in originality or depth it makes up for with style and a couple really cool sequences. The shipwreck scene in particular is neat, especially if you can give it a pass given the time the film was made. There's also a particularly great shock moment near the end that is as horrifying as it is darkly funny.
All in all, not bad, but not that great or interesting either. It's not a totally boring film, but there could have been some more really great sequences throughout to make it worth giving it a complete recommendation.
Please, I know most members on this site are too young to know who Alfred Hitchcock is, and alas, there are no robots or doomsday scenarios, but watch this movie!
[b]Stage Fright[/b] has a tiny problem because one important but badly made flashback part backfires a little. An interesting peculiarity that just adds to the charm of a film that seems to often go slightly underrated. Surely even the taxi scene alone, not to mention all the other goodies, is enough to make up for it.
[b]Rich and Strange[/b] definitely seems at least as old as it is, which makes it harder for me to rate. Still interesting enough.
Likable stuff all of them.