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Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 116 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1972
Starring: Alec McCowen, Anna Massey, Barry Foster, Billie Whitelaw, Jon Finch
Country: United Kingdom
Screening as part of Hitchcocktober 2021
About the film:
Golden Globe-nominated for Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Screened out of competition at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.
A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.
With a screenplay by Anthony Shaffer based on the novel “Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square” by Arthur La Bern, Hitchcock’s most violent project was also his first filmed in Britain since The Man Who Knew Too Much in 1956, and his first entirely shot in Britain since Stage Fright in 1950.See the Hitchcocktober 2021 lineup