Tuesday, February 9, 2010

365 Movies: Foreign Correspondent Review

Foreign Correspondent stars Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, and George Sanders in this 1940 film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film is about a relatively unknown reporter John Jones(McCrea), who is thrust into a life that is filled with mystery and he tries to expose the truth without being caught. I found it extremely interesting to see, Sanders play the good guy in the film. After seeing him, play the cad for so long, it was nice to see a change of character. I also thought it was rather funny to see Edmund Gwenn as bit of a villain. I can only seem to picture him as Santa Claus! I did feel that the movie was a bit too long but it was a good suspense film. I've only seen about two of Day's movies, but I do look forward to seeing more of her movies. Marshall and McCrea were both superb in the roles as hero and villain.

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1 comment:

Artman2112 said...

i think Foreign Correspondent is one of Hitchcock's great masterpieces, what an incredibly entertaining picture! and those set pieces! the windmills, the umbrella scene in the rain, and that airplane crash finale, unbelievable stuff! i've seen that one at least 10 times by now and i seem to enjoy it more with each viewing.
I like Laraine Day a lot. pity she wasnt in that many good films though.