Under Capricorn

Under Capricorn

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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Sam Flusky is a native Briton and is banished to Australia for murder. When a new governor arrives, he brings with him his cousin Adare, an old friend of Henrietta's, who sets out to help her conquer her demons and return her life to normal. However, is Henrietta going insane, or is someone trying to drive her mad? Is she merely an alcoholic, or is someone trying to poison her?
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2018]
Branch Call Number: BLURAY UNDER 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 20, 2017

Hitchcock apparently considered this film to be a flop. I agree, having found it to be long and dull and not terribly interesting. I only got halfway through. In addition, I really disliked having Joseph Cotton playing someone supposedly from either Ireland or the UK or something. What kind of accent was that?

May 04, 2015

This is a 1949 British historical thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the novel of the same name published in 1937 by Helen Simpson.
Set in colonial Sydney, New South Wales, Australia during the early 19th century, it is a mystery involving a love triangle with a "wrong man" scenario, a sinister housekeeper, class conflict, and very high levels of emotional tension, both on the surface and underneath.
Although it is an interesting story, the heroine talks too much to reveal the secret, instead of the director showing it.


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