A penurious film critic begins to wonder if his increasingly complicated life isn't rather like the plot of a Hitchcock film.



(screenplay), (based on novel)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hatcher
Ann Todd ...
Mrs. Forbes-Duthie
Bill Shine ...
From The Rear Window
Neville Phillips ...
From The Rear Window
Paul McKenzie ...
From The Rear Window
Ray Shell ...
From The Rear Window
Francis Matthews ...
Silver-Haired Gent
Stephen Ruff ...
David Power
Sue Peacock ...
Man in Brown


A penurious film critic begins to wonder if his increasingly complicated life isn't rather like the plot of a Hitchcock film.

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From Voyeur To Victim....





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12 January 1986 (UK)  »

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Last film role of Ann Todd. See more »


References Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) See more »

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Another Fuzzy 1980's British movie
7 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will be glad to add my views of this movie - as part of my "Charles Dance Collection". I researched to find his films, and have now seen a few, obscure, movies that puzzle me. This one qualifies for my puzzlement. Dance is a good actor, who got stuck in many fuzzy 80's movies that were attempts to be "art" - and missed the mark, in my opinion (see "Hidden City" or "Shortcut to Paradise"). First, the homage to Hitchcock just got distracting. Second, there were no sympathetic characters. Third, not enough meaningful talking, which is something I keep finding in 80's British movies (not that there aren't plenty of silly American movies from the same period, mind you...) - and I know not all movies can be Merchant and Ivory - but I keep thinking Dance could have made more of a mark on cinema if he had been more mainstream Hollywood or British - I would love to know what happened that he was not. Maybe he chose more stage than film? In any case, this one was a disappointment to me, even for my eclectic side.

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