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Under Capricorn (1949)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  8 October 1949 (USA)
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A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.

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Margaret Leighton ...
Cecil Parker ...
The Governor
Denis O'Dea ...
Mr. Corrigan
Jack Watling ...
Winter
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The Coachman
John Ruddock ...
Mr. Potter
Bill Shine ...
Mr. Banks
Victor Lucas ...
The Rev. Smiley
Ronald Adam ...
Mr. Riggs
Francis De Wolff ...
Major Wilkins (as Francis de Wolff)
G.H. Mulcaster ...
Dr. Macallister
Olive Sloane ...
Sal
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Storyline

In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict Sam Flusky, who wants to do a business deal with him. Whilst attending a dinner party at Flusky's house, Charles meets Flusky's wife Henrietta who he had known as a child back in Ireland. Henrietta is an alcoholic and seems to be on the verge of madness. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Out Of Her Curtained Past...Came A Man Past All Forgetting! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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8 October 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les amants du Capricorne  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hitchcock began to use the "Ten Minute Take" of continuous one-reel shooting which he had enjoyed refining on his previous film Rope (1948), but as the process proved far more difficult here than in the enclosed apartment-set drama, only a couple of sequences were ultimately shot for the finished print. See more »

Goofs

The opening narration declares that "In 1770 Captain Cook discovered Australia". While James Cook led one of the first British expeditions to Australia, other European explorers had visited the country before him. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Winter: We'll be sorry to lose you, sir.
Hon. Charles Adare: If I may say so, Winter, I'm sorry to go. Not a bad place. It is said that there is some future for it, there must be- it's a big country.
Winter: Then why are you leaving, sir?
Hon. Charles Adare: That's just it, Winter. It's not quite big enough. Bye, good luck.
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16 September 2002 | by (DK) – See all my reviews

UNDER CAPRICORN has always been dismissed, as Hitchcocks failure nr.1. Its not true (none of his film was failures) Hitchcock made a lot of masterpieces, therefore even a good film by him, would be dismissed. UC is a very strange Hitchcock film, but beautiful and interesting. Ingrid Bergman, who was briliant in NOTORIOUS and SPELLBOUND is not good in the leading role (she was said to be unconfortable under the shooting). Cotten is best, a very underrated actor. Its not one of Hitch masterpieces, but less can do it. 7/10


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