PG | | Drama, Thriller
An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.
DIRECTOR CAMEO (Sir Alfred Hitchcock): In the Moroccan marketplace in a crowd watching the elevated acrobats with his back to the camera, on the extreme left, immediately before the murder. Be alert and look quickly (and if possible, have "pause" and "rewind" controls available), as this cameo is very easy to miss, even after repeated viewings, because the viewer's eye is naturally drawn to the acrobats.
Remember, you will only have time for just one shot. If you need another, the risk is yours.
Rien: I don't take risks.
When the McKennas are riding to their hotel in the horse-drawn wagon after getting off the bus, the shadows are mismatched between the foreground and the back-projected scene. In the foreground, the shadows are on the left of the characters, as if the sun is on the right of the frame; in the back-projection, the shadows are on the right of the cars, as if the sun is on the left of the frame.
Opening credits prologue: A single crash of Cymbals and how it rocked the lives of an American family.
The original film opened with the Paramount logo followed by their patented wide screen process, Vista Vision. In the 80's, Universal re-issued the film with their logo, and dropped the reference to Vista Vision. The Blu-Ray edition retains the Paramount/Vista Vision logos at the start, but carries the 80's Universal logo at the end.
English, Arabic, French