This weeks film is an Alfred Hitchcock romantic comedy which turns into a psychological suspense. Starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine (who won an Oscar for her role ) as a married couple whose romance quickly turns sour. The plot is of a naive woman who marries a man she believes to be from a wealthy family but soon finds out he isn`t all that he seems.
I found the beginning of the film to be a little too light and the direction felt slightly awkward. I feel Hitchcock is more at home with suspense than with comedy and romance. However once the story changed it was classic Hitchcock, with the suspense ratcheted up every ten minutes and a plot which kept twisting and turning. The ending however was terrible as it was forced on Hitchcock by the studio. However I found the original ending online and it was much more in keeping with the tension of the film.
Once you get past the first twenty minutes this is a great film with both actors giving very believable performances.
Movie Rating 9/10