Stage Fright (Warner 1950, Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman)

Stage Fright

Stage Fright, a later British production from Alfred Hitchcock features an outstanding cast. Acting student Jane Wyman’s ex-boyfriend (Richard Todd) has a major dilemma: his mistress, nightclub chanteuse Marlene Dietrich, came to him spattered with blood and with the news that her husband has been murdered. The police, naturally, suspect Todd, and Wyman’s the only one he can turn to. Not Hitchcock’s best, but still very entertaining.

Hitchcock allowed Marlene Dietrich to instruct cinematographer Willie Cooper on proper lighting of her scenes and she was given a free hand to select her wardrobe and jewelry for the film.

Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Richard Todd, Jane Wyman, Michael Wilding, Alastair Sim,

Producer and Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Director of Photography: Wilkie Cooper
Editor: Edward B. Jarvis
Composer: Leighton Lucas
Screenwriters: James Bridie, Whitfield Cook, Ranald MacDougall, Alma Reville,

UK / Warner Bros / 110 minutes / 1950 black and white

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