Fred and Emily Hill are leading a boring life in London. They receive a big inheritance by a rich relative and now they can realize all their dreams. They leave for a cruise behaving as rich people....but this is the beginning of the end. Richness makes they soon forget their love and family. Written by
Claudio Sandrini <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The film is most notable for the techniques used by Hitchcock that reappeared in his later films. Most notable are the sets, including a recreation of a full-sized ship in a water tank, used in the final act of the film. The director also experimented with camera techniques and shot compositions. See more »
When Fred and Emily are drinking with the Princess, at first, they are sitting far apart from each other then in the next shot, they are nearly touching. See more »
Hello Fred. I think you'll like me in this dress when it's done. Oh, have you broken your umbrella?
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What an unusual Hitchcock film this is! For one thing, in this film, he doesn't focus on themes of murder and suspense as he is well remembered for. Instead, he takes a satirical look at the complexities of marriage and fidelity, with rich, quirky, and even disturbing humor. (It's interesting to note that Elsie Randolph returned in another twisted Hitchcock "comedy", "Frenzy", forty years after this film.) The editing is a bit crude by today's standards, although you just have to appreciate the mix of titles and audible dialogue to represent the transition from silent films to "talkies". Still, it's a funny film you can enjoy, with numerous Hitchcock elements clearly evident. Enjoy!
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