A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
Thomas D. Mahard
In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho, over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
For an afternoon's mild entertainment this is a pretty good bet. Nothing especially testing happens. There's some mild humour. Some fine acting by the very well know actors. Costume and settings are nicely done. All in all, pretty inoffensive. Unlike, I suspect, was the real Hitch and the vile movie business at the time. You get a slight insight into what might have been a nasty episode amongst many such at the movie studios so this 'entertainment' is very much a pastiche. Never mind it's nice enough to watch. Good lines - so Mr screenwriter you did good. Pity it's not a bit more gritty, come on folks we all know about Hitch and his obsessions....these are not - or hardly there in this pic. The obsessions made the mogul.
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