Sunday, May 15, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #233

Movie: Saboteur (1942)

Plot: In a case of mistaken identity, a Los Angeles aircraft base worker gets caught for sabotaging a plant explosion which also kills his close friend. He breaks free from the Police's watch and with the help of the nephew of an Old blind man he meets, he tries to find the original saboteur , the group behind the actions and their big time plans.

  • Needless to say, Hitchcock shows his class at delivering a suspenseful chase story with all the ingredients required for such a film.
  • The actor who plays the lead role is a perfect fit and the way he and his 'model' companion deliver their dialogues rapid fast yet clear is awesome.
  • The entire villain unit and the saboteur in particular are aptly cast. So are the blind man & the circus troupe members.
  • In North by Northwest it was Mt.Rushmore & here it is the Statue of Liberty where a gripping climax is set.
Engrossing fare - Typical Hitchcock style!

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