- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 15, 2013
- Originally Released: 1934
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: New Audio Commentary featuring Film Historian Philip Kemp
- New interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
- The Illustrated Hitchcock, an extensive interview with Director Alfred Hitchcock from 1972, conducted by journalist Pia Lindstrom and film historian William K. Everson
- Audio excerpts from filmmaker François Truffaut's legendary 1962 interviews with Hitchcock
- Restoration demonstration
- Plus: A Booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 02/01/2013
"[I]t remains a fine piece of entertainment, a swift and witty action adventure that helped to establish Hitchcock's international reputation."
An English couple on holiday in Switzerland find themselves embroiled in an international plot to assassinate a foreign dignitary when the husband overhears the secret and their daughter is kidnapped. This taut, suspenseful thriller is aided by the director's wry wit and tight pacing. Critics continue to argue the film's merits versus those of its 1956 remake.
Hitchcock's first version of this dramatic and complex tale of espionage, kidnapping, and family relationships. When a father intercepts a secret message of a murdered man, his daughter is subsequently kidnapped. Soon he and his wife -- a world-class sharpshooter -- become entangled with gangsters, cops, and murderers, as they struggle to understand and foil a nefarious plot.
Essential Cinema |
Kidnapping And Missing Persons |
Theatrical Release |
- An remake of this film was released in 1956, also directed by Alfred Hitchcock.