Alfred Hitchcock
UK DVD (2008)

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Jane Wyman Eve Gill / Doris Tinsdale
Marlene Dietrich Charlotte Inwood
Michael Wilding Inspector Wilfrid O “Ordinary” Smith
Richard Todd Jonathan Cooper
Alastair Sim Commodore Gill
Sybil Thorndike Mrs Gill
Kay Walsh Nellie Goode
Miles Malleson Mr Fortesque
Hector MacGregor Freddie Williams
André Morell Inspector Byard
Joyce Grenfell “Lovely Ducks”
Patricia Hitchcock Chubby Bannister
Ballard Berkeley Sergeant Mellish
Irene Handl Mrs Mason, Mrs Gill's maid


Dir/Prod: Alfred Hitchcock

Scr: Whitfield Cook, Alma Reville, James Bridie, from the stories Man Running and Outrun the Constable by Selwyn Jepson

Ph: Wilkie Cooper

Ed:Edward Jarvis

Mus: Leighton Lucas

Art Dir: Terence Verity

(Warner / Associated British)


Made in London, the overlooked and under-rated “Stage Fright” stars Jane Wyman as a stage-struck RADA student implausibly forced to play a real-life role in order to solve a murder. Marlene Dietrich is decidedly eye-catching as the jaded international singing star, with Richard Todd on the run as Wyman's former boyfriend.

The film offers frequent tickling diversions from great supporting players like Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell and Sybill Thorndike.

It's a comic charade, really — a whodunnit about role-playing and duplicity; even the flashback lies. Hitchcock later admitted to François Truffaut that this contributed to the suspense structure's not being up to his normal standard. But then again, the point of the film lies elsewhere


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Stage Fright DVD, 1949

Actors: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding, Alastair Sim
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Format: PAL, Black & White
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Bulgarian
Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Number of Discs: 1

Classification: PG
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 4 Feb 2008
Run Time: 105 minutes

Stage Fright (1949, B&W)

In Alfred Hitchcock's world, theatres are where danger stalks the wings, characters are not what they seem, and that 'final curtain' can drop any second. The droll "Stage Fright" springs from that entertaining tradition. Jane Wyman plays drama student Eve Gill, who tries to clear a friend (Richard Todd) being framed for murder by becoming the maid of flamboyant stage star Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich). Filming in his native England, Hitchcock merrily juggles elements of humour and whodunit and puts a game ensemble (Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, Sybil Thorndike, Kay Walsh and daughter Patricia Hitchcock) through its paces. No one turns a theatre into a bastion of dread like Hitchcock, and "Stage Fright" is proof positive.

ABOUT THE DVD: This is a release by WARNER HOME VIDEO for the UK market (Region 2 PAL format - which will play on all standard DVD in the UK and the rest of Europe - buyers outside of Europe will need a multi-region player in order to view this DVD). AUDIO is the original ENGLISH language (there are also French and Italian dubbed audio-tracks on the disc) - SUBTITLES on the DVD are in English, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic and Bulgarian (There are also hard-of-hearing subs for English and Italian languages only) - SPECIAL FEATURES on the DVD are new 'making of' featurette 'Hitchcock And Stage Fright' and the film's original theatrical trailer.


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