Under Capricorn

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Under Capricorn

Time Out says

A strangely unexciting but emotionally intriguing Hitchcock costume drama with echoes of Rebecca and Suspicion. Set in the 1830s, it details the aristocratic Bergman's disastrous marriage to rakish stable-hand Cotten, who is deported to Australia convicted of murder. When the Governor's nephew (Wilding) visits them, he finds her an alcoholic wreck, and suspects she is being poisoned. Slow, a mite predictable, and rather verbose, the film nevertheless has an elegance (thanks to long, sweeping takes) and a poignant romanticism that looks forward to Hitchcock's more pessimistic account of human relationships in Vertigo.


Release details

117 mins

Cast and crew

Alfred Hitchcock
James Bridie, Hume Cronyn
Ingrid Bergman
Joseph Cotten
Michael Wilding
Margaret Leighton
Cecil Parker
Jack Watling