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Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | | Film-Noir, Thriller | 15 April 1950 (USA)
A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Eve Gill
... Charlotte Inwood
... Ordinary Smith
... Jonathan Cooper
... Commodore Gill (as Alistair Sim)
... Mrs. Gill
... Nellie Goode
... Mr. Fortesque (as Miles Mallison)
Hector MacGregor ... Freddie Williams
... 'Lovely Ducks'
... Inspector Byard (as Andre Morell)
... Chubby Bannister
... Sergeant Mellish
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Storyline

Jonathan Cooper is wanted by the police who suspect him of killing his lover's husband. His friend Eve Gill offers to hide him and Jonathan explains to her that his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood is the real murderer. Eve decides to investigate for herself, but when she meets the detective in charge of the case, she starts to fall in love. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Love held its breath as sudden terror held the stage! See more »


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15 April 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die rote Lola  »

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$1,012,000, 31 December 1952
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Miles Malleson was also working on Golden Salamander (1950) at the same time. See more »

Goofs

Eve reports back to her father in a call box having been unable to gain entrance to the murder house. "Oh don't be ridiculous father, the police won't let anyone near the place" - she actually mouths "near the house". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eve Gill: Any sign of the police?
Jonathan Cooper: No, no sign. Looks like we're getting away with it.
Eve Gill: Good.
Jonathan Cooper: How far is it to your father's boat?
Eve Gill: Two hours, with luck. You're luck seems to be very good. Touching wood.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Eve's Rhapsody
(1950) (uncredited)
Music by Leighton Lucas
Played on the piano
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Mavis or is it Phyllis?
19 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie gets a very much undeserved amount of flack for being a lessor work of Hitchcock. I can see why it might not appeal to some people, being character driven rather than having children being chased by rampant birds or someone being attacked by a serial killer in an old lady's wig. The performances here are all excellent especially Jane Wyman and Marlene Dietrich as Charlotte Inwood, perhaps the laziest girl in town but also the most flamboyant. The secondary characters are also in fine form and make memorable impressions that adds to the enjoyment factor of this film. I don't know why some people feel tricked after watching the movie, seeing and believing are two different things, especially in an Alfred Hitchcock movie!


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