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Perhaps the most provocative of all early British Hitchcocks, a whodunit (adapted from the novel and play by Clemence Dane) that transcends the limitations of its mystery plot by focusing on theatrical mediations of reality (courtesy of Hamlet). A girl silently accepts her prosecution for murder; the lone juror who believes in her innocence starts an investigation of his own; and winds up confronting the first negative gay stereotype in popular cinema.

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Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriter: Alma Reville, Alfred Hitchcock, Walter C Mycroft
Cast: Herbert Marshall
Nora Baring
Phyllis Konstam
Edward Chapman
Miles Mander
Esmé Percy
Donald Calthrop
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