I can't believe how many good to great movies Hitchcock made in his career. Sure, I've seen the well known films but I feel like that is just scratching the surface. Case in point - this movie. I barely knew anything about this film but I dug it a bit.
Joel McCrea plays a newspaper reporter sent to Europe to cover the coming war. He gets that but he gets a whole lot more! Double crosses, a leader of a peace organization who isn't what he appears to be, a love interest who is the daughter of the "peace" guy, car chases, plane crashes, a fake assassination, etc, etc. In particular the trickery involving windmills is the real highlight.
The movie is also a call-to-arms. Wake up America! The Nazis are coming! Get ready! The Star Spangled Banner plays over the end credits.
One thing I'm upset about though is that somehow I missed Hitchcock's cameo in the film. He always in his movies right? Or did he start that after 1940?
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Fourth of July, 2014
14 hours ago