Saboteur

  • PG
  • Alfred Hitchcock (1942)
  • US
  • 104 min
Saboteur
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Dorothy Parker contributed to the screenplay of this cracking Hitchcock thriller, which cleverly served the dual purpose of warning Americans against Fifth Columnists and providing some much needed escapism. Although Hitch was unhappy with the stars chosen for him by Universal (Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane), he clearly enjoyed hurtling them around deserts, ghost towns and luxury mansions in a manner that both recalled The 39 Steps and anticipated North by Northwest. The Statue of Liberty finale is the film's best known set piece, but the encounter with a circus troupe and the Radio City Music Hall shoot-out are also bang on the money.

Plot Summary

Spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Robert Cummings as an aircraft factory worker who is suspected of sabotage following the death of a friend. Fleeing the police, he has only one clue - the address of the guilty man.

Cast and crew

Cast

Barry Kane
Robert Cummings
Patricia Martin
Priscilla Lane
Charles Tobin
Otto Kruger
Freeman
Alan Baxter
Neilson
Clem Bevans
Frank Fry
Norman Lloyd
Mrs Henrietta Sutton
Alma Kruger
Phillip Martin
Vaughan Glaser
Mrs Mason
Dorothy Peterson
Mac the deputy driver
Murray Alper

Crew

Director
Alfred Hitchcock

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Distributor:
Universal
Categories
Drama