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On its feet from start to finish, fun throughout. The final shot is lowkey one of Hitchcock's best.
A good time as always.
This is all totally fine and then the siege at the end is excellent.
Goofy, but delightfully so
Admittedly a big chunk of this is bullshitting around, but it looks great, Laughton's having a blast, and the vibe on all the exterior scenes is amazing.
Two really rad tightly wound scenes in this.
Hitchcock is putting so much thought put into the application of sound. This is par for the course for him otherwise, but it's so much fun seeing how much he's doing with sound his first time out.
Weird! Interesting as a case study where everything in the formula is slightly off. Peter Lorre is wild as hell in this.
A respectable mess. Everyone goofs around in an old house for 45 minutes and then there's an insane 20 minute model train and ferryboat chase
Lotta good mechanics for what would become template Hitchcock. I like the doom vibes of the lighted signs.
Most beautifully shot of the silents, although otherwise limp.
"Ya wanna roadmap?" Straightforward boxing picture but the big fight itself has some great technique.
Pretty whatever story but some killer moments, really loved the guy realizing he's on the losing end of love triangle after seeing his friends make out in the dark through a beaded curtain.
Light and breezy and then there's a very well-constructed but discomforting ending involving blackface
A weird one, I really like the finale until it gets waylaid by a terrible racist gag.
Kinda fun, neat party scene stylisms.
There's an auction scene with a great approach to it, otherwise dull
Lead actress is enthralling, the rest not
Hitchcock is most engaged shooting two dogs at the beginning.
Good sense of humor about this, good shot of an audience full of dirty men. Otherwise trite.
Boring. Corny play, mismatched tones, and Hitchcock is just completely checked out, all wides and mediums.