For my penultimate review for our Alfred Hitchcock review, (I’ve lost count as to how many I’ve done so far) here’s a review of Stage Fright.
This movie tells the story of a man who while trying to help his girlfriend successfully evade a murder suspicion gets accused of the murder himself. In order to elude capture by the police, he enlists the help of another female friend who tries to prove his innocence.
In this movie, Hitchcock got so many things right, but he still had a few missteps.
I loved how he used flashbacks to tell parts of the story. This may seems like a common occurrence nowadays, but he proved that not all flashback are 100% true.
It’s all a matter of perception and deception. We are told what the characters want us to know and we must find a way to decipher what is truth and what is fiction.
My favorite character is the Commodore, he is witty, funny and plays the amateur sleuth always trying to figure out the next step in the mystery.
All in all, this was a very interesting mystery thriller that kept me guessing what was really going on almost the whole way through.
My one complaint is that some of the acting was way over the top. Perhaps this was done on purpose due to the fact that a number of the characters are stage actors (Hence the movie’s title).
Rating – Globe Worthy