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 <email@example.com>
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did not want to make this film. He had wanted to direct a prestige production of John Van Druten
's play "London Wall," but to punish Hitchcock for the financial failure of his previous film East of Shanghai
(1931), British International Pictures head John Maxwell
took him off "London Wall" and put him on "Number Seventeen" instead. Hitchcock himself has referred to the film as "a terrible picture . . . very cheap melodrama". See more
Hitchcock uses models quite well for the bus and train sequence, given the age of the film. However as the model train approaches the ferry it is seen to have about 8 carriages. When Doyle is being pursued across the carriages, it can be seen that there are many more than eight carriages - at least five behind the middle carriage (where Ben and Nora are) and at least five in front of this middle carriage. See more
Oh! Oh, Gawd! Oh, Gawd! Oh, Gawd! Oh!
How do you feel? Now, where's that candle? Here, have some of this.
I Don't Need a Television
Music by Harry Shalson
Lyrics by John Malvern See more