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The Circle (1957)
"The Vicious Circle" (original title)

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When Dr Howard Latimer finds the German Actress that he has just met at London Airport murdered in his flat, it leads him into the world of murder, blackmail and a fake passport scam.

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Maj. Harrington aka Robert Brady (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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Dr. George Kimber
René Ray ...
Mrs. Ambler (as Rene Ray)
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Lisa Daniely ...
David Williams ...
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Diana Lambert ...
Hal Osmond ...
Joe - Golf Caddy
Gillian Moran
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When Dr Howard Latimer finds the German Actress that he has just met at London Airport murdered in his flat, it leads him into the world of murder, blackmail and a fake passport scam.

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The shadow of the cameraman is thrown in front of him as he shoots the the villains' arrival at London Airport. See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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Music by Leslie Stuart
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No Curious Camera
10 July 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Several commentors here and elsewhere have noted that this is the type of story tat Hitchcock was able to exploit so well. Its a sort of post-noir noir where the capricious fate is preserved but the darkness is taken away.

The big question is: why didn't this work and Hitchcock's stuff did? It isn't any of the usual suspects: actors or story or pacing or anything like that.

I think it was the camera. Hitch's camera isn't connected to what his characters see and know. This camera (and Scorsese's for instance) are. When there's a puzzle, and we know that a certain fellow is the mark, it is a mistake to force the viewer to identify with him. That disconnected camera is a subtle effect, but powerful.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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