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Number 17 (1932)
"Number Seventeen" (original title)

 -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  18 July 1932 (UK)
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A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leon M. Lion ...
Ben
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Nora Brant - the Girl
John Stuart ...
Barton - the Detective
Donald Calthrop ...
Brant - Nora's Escort
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Henry Doyle
Ann Casson ...
Rose Ackroyd
Henry Caine ...
Mr. Ackroyd
Garry Marsh ...
Sheldrake
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Storyline

Detective Gilbert is searching for a necklace robbed by a gang of thieves. In the beginning, the gang is in a house in London, then they are running away from police. It will not be easy for the detective to recover the jewel. Written by Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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18 July 1932 (UK)  »

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Trivia

This was Alfred Hitchcock's last film as director for British International Pictures, though he made one more film for them as producer: Lord Camber's Ladies (1932), directed by Benn W. Levy. See more »

Goofs

Barton and Nora's hands are tied to the railing behind them, but after they fall backwards through it they're hanging with their hands in front of them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: Oh! Oh, Gawd! Oh, Gawd! Oh, Gawd! Oh!
Fordyce/Barton: How do you feel? Now, where's that candle? Here, have some of this.
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Connections

Version of Huset nr 17 (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Need a Television
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Shalson
Lyrics by John Malvern
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Hitchcock's early movie from British period with thrilling ending chase in scale models
30 June 2006 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

The picture deals with a deserted house in London as scenario where we find a suspecting hobo (Leon Lion , film producer and he played similar role at stage) , a young girl called Nora (Grey), a detective and a gang of thieves involving the robbery of a necklace . This early British film (shot before ¨39 steps¨) contains humor , tension , action with superb ending pursuit and results to be quite entertaining . It's a comical thriller with parody elements and suspense appears threatening and lurking in every stairs , corridor , hallway and rooms . The movie gets a Germanic expressionist atmosphere in lights and shades creating dark scenarios . Runtime is short-time for that reason is quickly seen ; one hour , approximately . As the famous interview Truffaut-Hitchcock , he said this film was a disaster , he contracted several cats for shooting scenes at home but they wander and was impossible to control them for its numerous proprietaries . The film has various Hitchcock touches as well as the ¨McGuffin¨ , this time seem to be the robbed necklace ; furthermore , the overlong and exciting chase sequence of a train and a bus realized with a maquettes and miniatures . Thirty four years later , Hitchcock will repeat bus pursuit in ¨Torn curtain¨ . His screenwriter Alma Reville ,Hitchcock's wife , wrote a confusing and no well developed screenplay . The following Hitchcock film would be his first great success :¨The man who knew too much¨.


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