DIRECTOR: ALFRED HITCHCOCK
CAST: JON FINCH, BARRY FOSTER, BARBARA LEIGH-HUNT, ANNA MASSEY
Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate film, and the one that most lays bare his troubled erotic imagination, returned him to his native London, where a naked woman’s body is discovered floating in the Thames. A sadomasochistic strangler is on the loose in Covent Garden, and innocent barman Richard Blaney (Jon Finch) is taking the blame. Featuring two of Hitch’s most indelible murder set pieces: one shockingly explicit, the other pure suggestion, achieved through a seemingly impossible camera effect.