Foreign Correspondent

1940

Action / Romance / Thriller / War

61
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 15762

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Alfred Hitchcock as Man with Newspaper on Street
George Sanders as ffolliott
Edmund Gwenn as Rowley
Ian Wolfe as Stiles
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by glstrom-14260 6 / 10

bit of a stretch

While the cinematography and settings were impressive I found the story to be far too convenient and the "love interest" unbelievable. Every cab, party, room next door and passerby contains someone Jones has met (Latvian fellow funny, so lets throw him in this scene). Assassination, run through umbrellas so well done. Windmill scene stretches credulity as there is no way he wouldn't have been noticed in such a tight space. It was hard to care about kidnapping and the secret since there was no reveal as to. its importance or bearing on the impending war. (and why was airplane flying so low? Well shot as early disaster scenes go though). Still not sure why she was upset about the 2nd room as in 1940 that would seem appropriate, but who knows?

Reviewed by Ian 6 / 10

Underwhelming

(Flash Review)

An American reporter travels overseas to get the scoop on the tone of WWII potentially starting. As he digs into his reporting, he uncovers assorted cover-ups. Most are dialog driven but they didn't draw me in as much as I hoped. There was a very spectacular plane crash scene. Very elaborate in big scale feeling for 1940. It may mesh better for other viewers so give it a shot.

Reviewed by Hitchcoc 10 / 10

Wonderful Espionage Thriller

Hitchcock is the master, no matter what subject matter. He did have a propensity for spy stuff, however. In this one, the U.S. has not entered the war. Joel McRae is a foreign correspondent who gets in thick with a man who is a pacifist. He is led into a web of intrigue with murders and murder coverups. Identity and mistaken identity. Love for real and love for convenience. It also has the great Hitchcock method of using famous landmarks for things to happen. In this case it is Westminster Abby. It's a buffet of wonderful visual delights, including the incredible umbrella scene. Don't miss this.

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