A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
The police find the actress, Diana Baring, near the body of her friend. All the circumstantial proofs seems to point to her and, at the end of the trial, she is condemned. Sir John Menier, a jury member, suspects Diana's boyfriend, who works as an acrobat wearing a dresses. Written by
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Hitchcock himself liked this film, mainly because of certain innovations contained in it; the use of a stream-of-consciousness voice-over, for example. There are some scenes and shots that make MURDER worth seeing, but I must say that this film moves extremely slowly. One reason is the sometimes nearly unbearable amount of space between spoken lines. I understand that Hitchcock was experimenting with improvisation of dialogue, and the result was a movie that drags.
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