Fred and Emily Hill are leading a boring life in London. They receive a big inheritance by a rich relative and now they can realize all their dreams. They leave for a cruise behaving as rich people....but this is the beginning of the end. Richness makes they soon forget their love and family.Written by
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This movie was adapted by Sir Alfred Hitchcock, his wife Alma Reville, and Val Valentine, from a novel by Dale Collins. See more »
As Emily and Commander Gordon are riding in a car together, when they are both in the picture they are close to each other but when only one is in the picture, they seem to be farther apart as if the other is no longer there. See more »
Hello Fred. I think you'll like me in this dress when it's done. Oh, have you broken your umbrella?
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A Dark Romantic Comedy from Hitchcock's Early Years. Brief Summary
Before becoming the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock made this odd little romantic comedy that's a bit biographical. Fred Hill (Could be short for Alfred H.) and his wife Emily depart their dreary middle class life to go on a world cruise via a rich uncle. Fred gets mixed up with a sexy con artist while Emily courts a rich older man. There are a ton of Hitchcock touches (Fred is to meet the con artist in room 22. All around are references to the number 22. Fred and Em argue about each other's affairs while a Salvation Army band plays across the street, and in a truly exciting sequence, Fred and Em's ship begins to sink. The camera never leaves their stateroom (Shades of the camera never leaving the crashing plane in "Foreign Correspondent") An unusual, sometime entertaining work. A must for Hitchcock fans. Others just looking for a scary Hitchcock film to rent should go with a more familiar title
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