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Year
1940
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
11,477
Checks
2,904
Favs
157
Dislikes
12
Favs/checks
5.4% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. jacktrewin's avatar

    jacktrewin

    reallygood early hitchcock. it picks up pace in the second half with some great situations and should be more widely known 10 years 3 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    An early Hollywood Hitchcock, Foreign Correspondent still has the feel of his British work - suspense yes, but also a lot of humor, a hero that doesn't really take the story all that seriously, and indeed, ol' Hitch is using the suspense as a gag (like the bit on the tower) and its release as a punchline. Released in 1940, the film does include a call to war for America, and Joel McCrea is affable as the title reporter more interested in the girl than the news, accidentally stumbling onto a plot to undermine the Allies on the eve of England's declaration of war against Germany. Again, this feels very British. Where the Hollywood comes in is in the big set pieces that betray a big budget, like the big windmill set, or the tempest-tossed castaway bit that really does look convincing, wow. Because of its casual humor and flightiness, and despite its attempt at a paranoid atmosphere, Foreign Correspondent doesn't have the kind of motive power we associate with some Hitchcock's later spy thrillers, but it does the job thanks to a number of memorable sequences. 1 year 6 months ago
  3. senorroboto's avatar

    senorroboto

    mathiasa: Hitchcock directed films from 1922-1972. A film from 1940 is relatively early in his career. And most notably, is an early film of his Hollywood period. 7 years 3 months ago
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