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Stage Fright (1950)

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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

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Storyline

Jonathan Cooper is wanted by the police who suspect him of killing his lover's husband. His friend Eve Gill offers to hide him and Jonathan explains to her that his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood is the real murderer. Eve decides to investigate for herself, but when she meets the detective in charge of the case, she starts to fall in love. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Hands that applaud can also kill! See more »

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Desesperación  »

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Trivia

Alfred Hitchcock originally wanted to cast Tallulah Bankhead for the role of Charlotte Inwood. But the studio suggested casting Marlene Dietrich instead. See more »

Goofs

At the charity fair it is raining and everyone holds an umbrella. Shots of shoes and the ground show that they are dry. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Gill: Nonsense! Next you'll be telling me that this Mr. Smith, or whatever his name is, is a real, live detective!
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Referenced in Hitchcock's Confession: A Look at 'I Confess' (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Eve's Rhapsody
(1950) (uncredited)
Music by Leighton Lucas
Played on the piano
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Surpising and delightful
29 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie before and had low expectations. However, I was amazed at what a wonderful movie it is. Not only is it "Hitchcocky" and suspenseful, it is also humorous and touching. Jane Wyman and Richard Todd did particularly well in this film. I do not usually like Marlene Dietrich, but I have to admit that she did a splendid job as the flamboyant theater star. This movie is set in London, and Hitchcock did a wonderful job of picking out the crew's British actors and actresses such as Alistair Sim and Michael Wilding. Surprisingly he even gave his own daughter, Patricia Hitchcock, a bit part towards the end. It is too bad "Stage Fright" is not more well known, and I highly recommend it.


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