I love me some Hitchcock. When fellow Souper Birgit put this forth as her March offering, I knew I had found my April film! After showing Nan and Logan the original trailer on Amazon, we were all convinced.
After our Easter meal and Star Trek viewing, we settled in for this. It was my son's third Hitchcock offering (we've watched North by Northwest a few times and he has seen all of To Catch A Thief but in three separate viewings) and he and my wife are currently planning a trip that will take them on their first long distance train trip, so everyone was cracking wise as things got under way.
This was great fun! Logan spotted Hitchcock's cameo at around the ten or eleven minute mark. He thought the performances were incredible. It was so much fun listening to him unraveling the story and motives. It was all so scandalous but still tame enough for his soon-to-be-teen sensibilities.
It has been a while since I'd seen this. So many of Hitchcock's other films with Grant and Stewart and the like always seemed to overshadow this for me. Rebecca and Rope are two of my all time favorite movies of any type. But this was like finding an old pair of pants that still fit....nice and comfortable and a pleasant surprise.
When this was discussed last month on Birgit's site, there was a lot of talk about Throw Momma From The Train, the 1987 black comedy inspired by this film. Recollections of that film were decidedly mixed, but I remember it fondly. Perhaps I'll seek it out. Or just pull out all my Hitchcock VHS tapes!
Senator Morton: One doesn't always have to say what one thinks.