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Saboteur

  • Drama
  • 1942
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • 104 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Barry KaneRobert Cummings
Patricia MartinPriscilla Lane
Charles TobinOtto Kruger
FreemanAlan Baxter
NeilsonClem Bevans
Frank FryNorman Lloyd
Mrs Henrietta SuttonAlma Kruger
Phillip MartinVaughan Glaser
Mrs MasonDorothy Peterson
Mac the deputy driverMurray Alper

Crew

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DirectorAlfred Hitchcock

Details

Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Black and white
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