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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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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ...
Rough Individual (uncredited)
Stage Hand With Microphone (uncredited)
Hyma Beckley ...
Man in Pub (uncredited)
Gordon Bell ...
2nd Chauffeur (uncredited)
Gerald Case ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Policeman (uncredited)
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Detective Sgt. Loomis (uncredited)
Ann Codrington ...
Helper (uncredited)
Brenda Cowling ...
Plump RADA Girl (uncredited)
Harold Coyne ...
Extra (uncredited)
Basil Cunard ...
Mr. Tippett (uncredited)
Masculine Woman (uncredited)
Petra Davies ...
RADA Girl (uncredited)
3rd Chauffeur (uncredited)
Josephine Douglas ...
Valerie (uncredited)
Frank Duncan ...
News Photographer (uncredited)
David Ellis ...
Dancer in opening sequence (uncredited)
Susanne Gibbs ...
Little Girl (uncredited)
Miss Tippett (uncredited)
Everley Gregg ...
Charlotte's Dressmaker (uncredited)
Mrs. Mason - Gill's Maid (uncredited)
John Harvey ...
Inspector Loomis (uncredited)
Man Staring at Eve on Street (uncredited)
Arthur Howard ...
Groves - Charlotte's Butler (uncredited)
Bald RADA Student (uncredited)
Linda King ...
Garden Party Barker (uncredited)
Meek Little Man (uncredited)
Joe Linnane ...
Liveried Doorman (uncredited)
James Maclaren ...
Stage singer (uncredited)
1st Chauffeur (uncredited)
Sidney Monckton ...
Stage Manager (uncredited)
Edna Morris ...
Plump Woman (uncredited)
Colin Morton ...
Garden Party Barker (uncredited)
Reginald Purdell ...
Police Car Driver (uncredited)
Louie Ramsay ...
Young Woman (uncredited)
Jean Shepherd ...
Fitter (uncredited)
Paddy Smith ...
Garden Party Audience (uncredited)
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
2nd Detective (uncredited)
Digby Wolfe ...
Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)

Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Whitfield Cook ... (screen play)
Alma Reville ... (adaptation by)
Selwyn Jepson ... (based on the novel "Man Running" by)
James Bridie ... (additional dialogue) (uncredited)
Ranald MacDougall ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

Alfred Hitchcock ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Leighton Lucas ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

Wilkie Cooper ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Edward B. Jarvis ... film editor (as E.B. Jarvis)

Editorial Department

Eve Catchpole ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

Robert Lennard ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

Terence Verity

Costume Design by

Milo Anderson ... (uncredited)
Christian Dior ... costume designer: Marlene Dietrich (uncredited)

Makeup Department

Colin Garde ... makeup artist
Hilda Fox ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Joan Smallwood ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Neville Smallwood ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

Fred Ahern ... production supervisor
Gerry Mitchell ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Dennis Bertera ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Martin ... first assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Bill Beavis ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Olga Lehmann ... set dresser (uncredited)
Anthony Masters ... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Dudley H. May ... prop buyer (uncredited)
Bill Osborne ... property master (uncredited)
Arthur Searle ... construction manager (uncredited)

Sound Department

Harold V. King ... sound (as Harold King)
Les Hammond ... sound recording mixer (uncredited)
Jim Whiting ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Eric Besche ... camera operator (uncredited)
Davis Boulton ... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Haste ... camera operator (uncredited)
Chris Holden ... focus puller (uncredited)
Dennis C. Lewiston ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Babs Gray ... assistant wardrobe (uncredited)
Alice McLaren ... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)

Music Department

Louis Levy ... musical director
William Lava ... composer: US trailer (uncredited)

Other crew

Leslie Frewin ... publicity supervisor (uncredited)
Pamela Gayler ... assistant continuity (uncredited)
Angela Martelli ... continuity (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros. First National Picture)



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Plot Summary

Jonathan Cooper is wanted by the police who suspect him of killing his lover's husband. His besotted friend Eve Gill offers to hide him and Jonathan explains to her that his real 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 truly falls in love. Written by Col Needham

Plot Keywords
Taglines Every time I'm beginning to think what color your eyes are, you disappear! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright (United Kingdom)
  • Le grand alibi (France)
  • Die rote Lola (Germany)
  • Pánico en la escena (Spain)
  • Pànic a l'escenari (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 110 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,437,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,012,000, 31 Dec 1952

Did You Know?

Trivia In an extraordinary move for the normally controlling director, Sir Alfred Hitchcock provided Marlene Dietrich an exceptional amount of creative control for this movie, particularly in how she chose to light her scenes. Hitchcock knew that Dietrich had learned a great deal of the art of cinematography from Josef von Sternberg and Günther Rittau, and allowed her to work with Cinematographer Wilkie Cooper to light and set her scenes the way that she wished. See more »
Goofs At the charity fair it is raining and everyone holds an umbrella. Shots of shoes and the ground show that they are dry. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Marlene (1984). See more »
Soundtracks The Laziest Gal in Town See more »
Quotes Charlotte Inwood: Oh, darling, don't confide in me. Pour some tea will you?
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