Synopsis: Alice White is the daughter of a shopkeeper in 1920's London. Her boyfriend, Frank Webber is a Scotland Yard detective who seems more interested in police work than in her. Frank takes Alice out one night, but she has secretly arranged to meet another man. Later that night Alice agrees to go back to his flat to see his studio. The man has other ideas and as he tries to rape Alice, she defends herself and kills him with a bread knife. When the body is discovered, Frank is assigned to the case, he quickly determines that Alice is the killer, but so has someone else and blackmail is threatened.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Production: Scott Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Well, we finished earlier than

either of us expected.

- Are you going anywhere?

- No, I don't think so.

So the next time, I changed to another tailor, but I

found out he was no better than the first.

I bought some pretty expensive trousers and you

should've seen the mess he made of it.

I told him I wouldn't pay for the thing.

The trouble is he got my material.

Well, that was stupid. Wish I could

have been there to see it.

- Good evening Miss White.

And how are you?

- I'm all right, thanks.

- I haven't seen you for a long time.

Have you come to take Frank for a


- That's right.

- Well, I must push along.

- Good-night.

- Good-night Frank.

- Well dear.

- I've been waiting here half an hour for you.

- Good-night Sean.

- Good-night Frank.

Good-night George.

- Sorry sir. Full up. You may find

more room upstairs. - Aaaahhh.

Didn't you hear me, I said there was

more room upstairs.

Sorry Sir. Full up here. There's

more room... HEY!

Frank. I've lost one of my other gloves.

Maybe at the other table.

- Is this it?

- Yes, thanks.

Thought so, there's are holes in two of the fi ngers. Would

you like a pair of nail scissors for Christmas?

- Funny, aren't you?

- Miss, oh Miss.

There's no good being impatient,

you have to wait your turn.

What's the matter with you today?

- Got out of bed the wrong side?

- I don't like waiting about for you.

Oh, don't you?

Do you expect the entire machinary

of Scotland Yard to be held up to please you?

You and your Scotland Yard. If it weren't for

Hand or Wallace, nobody would've heard of it.

Funny aren't you?

Anyway, what's the hurry? We're only going

to the pictures, we've got all evening.

- Well, I don't think I want to go to the pictures.

- Oh, and why not?

- I've seen everything worth seeing.

- You haven't seen "Fingerprint". I

would like to see that.

Still it's about Scotland Yard. It

might be that they'll

get all the details wrong.

I don't see why. I did hear that they got

a real criminal to direct it.

- So as to be on the safe side.

- Oh Miss!

Well, I've ordered.

- I'll go to the pictures with you, if you like.

- Oh, you've changed your mind.

Have you got an ashtray Miss? I never

seem to get an ashtray where I sit.

Frank, Frank. I've changed my

mind again.

- About what?

- About going to the pictures.

- You mean you don't want to go again?

- No, not particularly.

- Why not?

- I don't know, I just don't want to.

- Isn't that enough?

- No, it's not enough. Miss!

- What are you going to do?

- I'm going to get the bill.

I'm about fed up with you. If you

don't want to go, I do.

- Oh all right, I'll come too.

- Miss!

Oh, don't let's have a row. I'm sorry.

I know I've been rather mad theese days.

- Miss!

- Frank, I've said I'm sorry.

Here, that will cover it.

Hold on. I live here.

Do you? Then you needn't come

any further.

But I said that I would see you

home, and I will.

But I only live just around the corner.

Do you know White? The newsagent?

- Yes? In the Kings road?

- That's my father.

No, yes... Then let' s say, we are


- No, yes... Then let' s say, we are neighbors.

- No, I'd love to.

- Come up and see mine.

- Oh I cannot. Perhaps another time.

- Why not now?

- Why, it's so late.

- Are you frightened?

- No, of course not.

Then why not now?

No, really. Thanks awfully. I must

be getting home.

- You are frightened.

- I'm certainly not. It takes more

than a man to frighten me.

Yes... but I thought... at fi rst.

- What is the time?

- Not very late.

- Come on. What's the harm.

Oh, no harm really. Besides, I always think

of other women when they attract a man.

Yes, of course you do. Do you trust


- Alice? May I call you Alice?

- If you like.

Come on.

- Oh Mr. Crul. Before you go in, may I...?

- Excuse me a minute.

That chap is nothing but a sponger.

Always pestering people up and

dow this street.

Well, here we are.

I'm right upstairs. Top! Excuse

me a minute, will you?

I say, I'm awfully sorry. I won't be a

minute. You start walking up.

That's all right.

Oh good evening. Sorry to disturb you.

Mr. Snu, did he leave any message?

No, he wouldn't leave any


- Have you seen him before.

- Yes, the same gent who has

called here several times.

I see. Thanks anyways. Good-


It was fine, wasn't it?

What a lovely room. Did you do

it all yourself?

Hardly. I say, do you feel cold?

I think I'll light the fire.

- I say. That's good, isn't it?

- Oh that? Yes, that's a new one,

just finished.

- How do you hold this?

- What?

Oh, that.

That's easy. I'll show you.

Oh God, not like that. Let me show you.

You take this and hold it like that,

you see... Then you get the brush

and hold it there. You try.

- Like this?

- Yes.

- Oh, look what I've done.

- Ooo, Ooo

Draw something Alice.

- Shall I?

- Yes.


Never mind. We'll finish this

masterpiece together.

Now you hold the brush. Steady.

There we are.

You are awful.

Wait a minute.

There. Already a pick ahead of me.

I'll go and get those drinks... Right

you are.

I say, how would I do for one of your


That's an idea.

- Let's see it on you.

- Do you mean, put it on?

Yes, why not?

- Oh, it's so strong!

- Go on...

Oh no, I don't think so. Besides I

have to go home soon.

I see.

OK. I would have like to have

sketched you in it.

- Would you have really?

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Charles Bennett

Charles Bennett was an English playwright, screenwriter and director probably best known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock. more…

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