The Paradine Case
First screened in October 2010
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Alida Valli, Louis Jourdan, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Joan Tetzel, Leo G. Carroll, Ethel Barrymore,
Isobel Elsom, Lester Matthews, Patrick Aherne, John Goldsworthy. Screenplay: David O. Selznick and Alma Reville (based on the novel by Robert Hichens). Twitter Capsule:
Unpopular Hitchcock, but I love the blend of neurosis and starchiness, and the merciless dissection of marriage.
Atypical and perhaps prosaic in some respects, compared to other Hitchcocks. This is exactly what intrigues me about it: a unique showcase and odd test for his artistry.