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Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | | Film-Noir, Thriller | 15 April 1950 (USA)
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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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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Every time I'm beginning to think what color your eyes are, you disappear! See more »


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Die rote Lola  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the songs that Marlene Dietrich sings in this film is Édith Piaf's signature song, "La Vie en Rose." Dietrich and Piaf were close personal friends, and Piaf granted Dietrich permission to use the song in the film. 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

[first lines]
Eve Gill: Any sign of the police?
Jonathan Cooper: No, no sign. Looks like we're getting away with it.
Eve Gill: Good.
Jonathan Cooper: How far is it to your father's boat?
Eve Gill: Two hours, with luck. You're luck seems to be very good. Touching wood.
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Referenced in Victim of Love (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op.62 #6
(1842) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on the accordion by Eve's father
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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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