Foreign Correspondent movie trailer - starring George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Albert Basserman. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Genre: Mystery-Suspense
Deceptively freewheeling, this taut psychological drama follows three young Australian naval officers on shore-leave who decide to hit the streets of Sydney before being shipped out to Iraq. The dynamic between the three friends is uneasy, and is tinged with malice: Sam (Ewen Leslie) has more than one reason to be looking for a way out; Dean (Toby Schmitz) is anxious to reconnect with his girlfriend and is burdened by guilt; Harry (director and writer Matthew Newton) is full of attitude and bent on a night of excess. The nursery-rhyme line that follows the film's smart title acutely describes the narrative drive of Newton's punchy script, propelled by rapid-fire ease of dialogue, the growing tension between the friends, and the frenetic on-the-town action. The focus shifts from how they run to why they run, when the uncomfortable secret that simultaneously binds and divides them is finally revealed.
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In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent, were both nominated for the best picture Oscar. Though Rebecca prevailed, Foreign Correspondent is the more quintessential Hitch film. A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects. Foreign Correspondent deserves to be mentioned alongside The 39 Steps and North by Northwest as one of the master’s greatest adventures.
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