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fragilelabyrinth's avatar


Hitchcock filmed the silent and talkie versions simultaneously. Personally, I prefer the silent version. In the talkie, because of her czech accent, Anny Ondra had to be dubbed live while filming, stunting her performance a bit.

Also this has my favorite (and longest) Hitchcock cameo about 10 minutes in!
8 years 5 months ago
akira7's avatar


This film has two releases, a silent version and soundtracked dialog. However, it was shot to be silent, and only later did the studio request voices be recorded to meet the demands of the times.
9 years 1 month ago
ClassicLady's avatar


Sorry Ben Mankiewicz (TCM) but if that was a silent movie, I must be hearing things. There was enough dialog in there to definitly qualify as a talkie. I'd like to view the talkie version to see the difference. Maybe then I'd understand why this is considered a silent.
8 years 9 months ago
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