Family Plot

Synopsis: The trickster Madam Blanche Tyler lures the elder millionaire Julia Rainbird that believes she is a spiritualist. After a séance, she discovers that Julia is tormented by her past, when she forced her sister and single mother Harriet to deliver her baby for adoption to avoid a family scandal. Julia promises the small fortune of ten thousand-dollar to Blanche if she finds her nephew and heir of her fortune using her phony powers. Blanche asks her boyfriend George Lumley, who is an unemployed actor working as cab driver, to investigate the whereabouts of Julia's nephew. Meanwhile, the greedy jeweler and collector Arthur Adamson kidnaps wealthy people with his girlfriend Fran to increase his collection of diamonds with the ransom. When George concludes that Arthur Adamson might be the heir of Julia Rainbird, the reckless Blanche gets in trouble with the kidnappers.
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

to find someone

who has so little use

for money.

Thank you.

Well, now, I regard

our arrangement as completed.

I... It's my bedtime.

I must take leave

of your delightful company.

This has been

a most memorable evening

for me, Miss Rainbird.

See to it that you

make it a rewarding one.

At the risk

of repeating myself,

I hope

you will not forget...

that nobody,

absolutely no one,

should know

of our search.

The Rainbird name

must be protected.

My jaw is locked.

On that note, I will

say good-bye, and

thank you for coming.

So, how'd it go?

I don't know.

Having to do Henry

is murder on my throat.


Yeah, yeah.

I know.

- So how did it go?

- She's hooked,

waiting to be pulled in.

Another one

of your $25 sardines?

No. This is a big one,

George. A great big whale.

Well, come on. Give.

Keep your eyes on the road.

Don't rush me.

Okay, Blanchie.

Start way up

at the top.

Well, it was as simple

as A-B-C. Henry came to me

from the Upper Brightness,

whispered to me,

"This womars been having

sleep problems."

From there on, things

followed naturally, logically.

Aha! So I came

through for you again,

didn't I, darlir?

No. What are you

talking about, George?

What do you mean,

what am I talking about?

You know damn well

what I'm talkir about.

All that information

that I dug up by gabbir

to the local druggist...

about how she was

drivir him crazy...

tryir to get sleeping pills

without a prescription!

That could have been

very, very useful to me.

Why didn't you

tell me about that?

What do you mean, why didn't

I tell you? I told you.

You know damn well I told you.

No, you always think

you tell me things,

and you forget to.

I have to go

through heaven and hell,

the Great Beyond, with Henry.

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Ernest Lehman

Ernest Paul Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received six Academy Award nominations during his career, without a single win. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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