Saboteur (1942)
Front Cover Actor
Priscilla Lane Patricia Martin
Robert Cummings Barry Kane
Otto Kruger Charles Tobin
Alan Baxter Mr. Freeman
Clem Bevans Neilson
Norman Lloyd Frank Fry
Alma Kruger Henrietta Sutton
Vaughan Glaser Phillip Martin
Dorothy Peterson Mrs. Mason
Ian Wolfe Robert the Butler
Murray Alper Truck Driver
Gene O'Donnell Jitterbug
Margaret Moffat Neighbor
Kathryn Adams (II)
Pedro de Cordoba
Movie Details
Genre Thriller; Romance; Adventure
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Producer Frank Lloyd; Jack H. Skirball
Writer Alfred Hitchcock; Peter Viertel
Studio Universal; Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 48 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Robert Cummings stars as Barry Kane, a patriotic munitions worker who is falsely accused of sabotage, in this wartime thriller from Alfred Hitchcock. Plastered across the front page of every newspaper and hated by the nation, Kane's only hope of clearing his name is to find the real villain. If this sounds a bit like Hitchcock's later North by Northwest, it is. There are interesting echoes throughout, including a heart-stopping sequence on top of a national monument. But the most interesting thing about Saboteur is the frequency with which characters demonstrate their willingness to obstruct the police, going on nothing more than the fact that Kane seems like a stand-up guy. They do, again and again, apparently just because good people can spot other good people. Saboteur was made during the thick of World War II, so there are a few passages of heavy-handed jingoism to get through but they're relatively painless. The script as a whole is a clever one--Algonquin wit Dorothy Parker shares a screenwriting credit, and her trademark zingers make for a terrific mix of humor and suspense. Saboteur is a pleasure whether you're a die-hard Hitchcock fan or just someone who likes a good nail-biter. --Ali Davis
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Index 1377
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/29/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 025192067327
Chapters
Release Date 3/6/01
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned