Alfred Hitchcock makes an experiment in this short film where he uses the sound device for the first time in a motion picture of his own. This is a sound test where the master of suspense ...
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A series of 19 musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two "running gags" which connect the ... See full summary »
Alfred Hitchcock makes an experiment in this short film where he uses the sound device for the first time in a motion picture of his own. This is a sound test where the master of suspense and actress Anny Ondra have some humored dialogues, just checking the sound quality designed for Hitchcock's first talkie picture, the classic Blackmail (1929). Written by
Like all movies, a test is filmed of a performer considered for a starring role. Alfred Hitchcock had to do this for Anny Ondra, a German actress who was cast in his first talkie- BLACKMAIL. Here we see Hitchcock, about 30 years old, with a head of wavy hair, test Ms. Oondra's recording voice by asking her naughty, embarrassing questions. You can either say; "Ewww! The pig!" or you can say "Okay, two pals having a laugh." Of no historic importance, has no insight to the Hitchcock style- just very interesting.
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