Murder

1930, Movie, NR, 92 mins

Review

MURDER | MARY
starstarstarstar
An atypical Hitchcock film which depends on the element of surprise rather than his usual building of suspense. Diana (Baring), a young actress, is accused of killing one of her friends, tried, and sentenced to death by a jury. Jury member Sir John Menier (Marshall), an actor-manager and gentleman knight, remains unconvinced of her guilt and makes an attempt to locate the actual murderer. Visually astonishing, MURDER also makes creative use of sound by recording a character's spoken thoughts on the soundtrack. While the innocent person accused became a staple of Hitchcock's later films, the director would expand on this idea of theatricality in his mystery STAGE FRIGHT. Hitchcock also directed a German version of MURDER, entitled MARY, starring Alfred Abel. leave a comment

Are You Watching?

Murder
Loading ...

Shop

The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed
Buy The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed from Amazon.com
From Skyhorse Publishing (Hardcover)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $18.27 (as of 9:10 AM EST - more info)
The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
Buy The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed from Amazon.com
From William Morrow Paperbacks (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $9.77 (as of 9:10 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular