Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection

Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection

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Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock

     
 

Seeking a creative challenge after several years' worth of fairly elaborate melodramas, director Alfred Hitchcock stages all of the action in Lifeboat in one tiny boat, adrift in the North Atlantic. The boat holds eight survivors of a Nazi torpedo attack: sophisticated magazine writer/photographer Constance Porter (Tallulah Bankhead), Communist seaman JohnSee more details below

Overview

Seeking a creative challenge after several years' worth of fairly elaborate melodramas, director Alfred Hitchcock stages all of the action in Lifeboat in one tiny boat, adrift in the North Atlantic. The boat holds eight survivors of a Nazi torpedo attack: sophisticated magazine writer/photographer Constance Porter (Tallulah Bankhead), Communist seaman John Kovac (John Hodiak), nurse Alice MacKenzie (Mary Anderson), mild-mannered radio-operator Stan (Hume Cronyn), seriously wounded Brooklynese stoker Gus Smith (William Bendix), insufferable-capitalist Charles Rittenhouse (Henry Hull), black-steward George Spencer (Canada Lee) and half-mad passenger Mrs. Higgins (Heather Angel), who carries the body of her dead baby. This adroitly calculated cross-section of humanity is reduced by one when Mrs. Higgins kills herself. After a day or so of floating aimlessly about, the castaways pick up another passenger, Willy (Walter Slezak), who is a survivor from the German U-boat. At first everyone assumes that Willy cannot speak English, but when the necessity arises he reveals himself to be conversant in several languages and highly intelligent; in fact, he was the U-boat's captain. As the only one on board with any sense of seamanship, Willy steers a course to his mother ship, while the others resign themselves to being prisoners of war. After it becomes necessary to amputate Gus's leg, Willy decides that the burly stoker is excess weight; while the others sleep, he tosses Gus overboard, watching dispassionately as the poor man drowns. When the rest of the passengers discover what he's done, all of them (with one significant exception) violently gang up on Gus, and once more, the lifeboat drifts about sans navigation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2008
UPC:
0883904109853
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Time:
9:54:00

Special Features

The Lodger - A Story of the London Fog:; Includes audio commentary, audio interviews with Peter Bogdanovich and François, making-of featurette; Sabotage:; Includes audio commentary, audio interview with Peter Bogdanovich; Young and Innocent:; Includes audio commentary, audio interviews with Peter Bogdanovich and François Truffaut; Rebecca:; Includes audio commentary, two featurettes, screen tests, audio interviews with Peter Bogdanovich and François Truffaut; Lifeboat:; Includes audio commentary, the making-of featurette; Spellbound:; Audio commentary, three featurettes, audio interview with Peter Bogdanovich; Notorious:; Audio commentary, two featurettes, AFI Tribute to Hitchcock, audio interviews with Peter Bogdanovich and François Truffaut; The Paradine Case:; Includes audio commentary, audio interviews with Peter Bogdanovich

Cast & Crew

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
1. Main Titles [1:45]
2. Avenger! [2:21]
3. The News Spreads [4:22]
4. Golden Curls [3:19]
5. Daughter of the House [3:49]
6. Room to Let [12:06]
7. On the Case [7:45]
8. Sneaking Out [8:05]
9. That Fiend! [5:39]
10. Suspicion Grows [3:40]
11. The Latest Fashion [1:47]
12. The Place to Catch Him [1:12]
13. Gift From a Stranger [4:36]
14. Through a Closed Door [3:32]
15. Stop Interfering! [6:05]
16. The Kiss [3:34]
17. First Victim [9:33]
18. A Grieving Family [6:50]
19. On a Rampage [6:34]
20. All Stories Have An End [2:45]
Disc #2 -- Sabotage
1. Main Titles/Sabotage [3:55]
2. Refund Policy [5:13]
3. Dinner Help [4:27]
4. Scotland Yard [2:30]
5. Aquarium Rendezvous [3:45]
6. Impending Disaster [1:08]
7. Friendly Lunch [4:51]
8. Perfectly Harmless [4:33]
9. A Little Job [6:08]
10. Questions [2:35]
11. Thoughtful Gift [3:15]
12. Errand Boy [4:54]
13. 1:45 PM [9:32]
14. Bomb Clue [2:19]
15. Blame [2:21]
16. Who Killee Cock Robin? [1:25]
17. The Carving Knife [3:30]
18. Arresting Verloc [3:41]
19. Retrieving the Evidence [2:49]
20. Before or After? [3:50]
Disc #3 -- Young and Innocent
1. Main Titles [1:34]
2. The Unfaithful Wife [1:10]
3. Accused [3:14]
4. A Motive for Murder [4:56]
5. A Case Like This [3:05]
6. The Escape [3:04]
7. An Accomplice [6:06]
8. Lunchtime Conversation [3:30]
9. Innocent [7:38]
10. Tisdall's Coat [4:20]
11. Her Alibi [:39]
12. Unhappy Birthday [9:49]
13. On the Run [2:14]
14. The Train Station [3:37]
15. A Man That Blinks [8:54]
16. Questioned [:58]
17. Risking It All [2:50]
18. A Box of Matches [2:33]
19. The Drummer Man [11:11]
20. Confession [1:34]
Disc #4 -- Rebecca
1. Main Titles [1:47]
2. Manderley [1:53]
3. Chance Meeting [4:11]
4. Paid Companion [4:39]
5. A Broken Man [3:21]
6. Uncorking the Bottle [2:28]
7. Leaving At Once [2:23]
8. New York or Manderley? [7:34]
9. Welcome Home [2:47]
10. East Wing, West Wing [3:53]
11. The Morning Room [6:44]
12. Lunch With the In-Laws [5:18]
13. The Stone Cottage [4:33]
14. What Was She Really Like? [4:02]
15. Gossip [6:36]
16. Rebecca's Favorite Cousin [4:27]
17. Inner Sanctum [6:31]
18. Favorite Family Portrait [4:25]
19. The Wrong Choice [6:14]
20. Shipwreck [2:47]
21. Living With the Devil [12:43]
22. The Other Body [2:25]
23. So Much Older [2:54]
24. Inquest [4:35]
25. Big, Bad Wolf [4:14]
26. No Stone Unturned [7:18]
27. A Matter of Months [6:08]
28. Conflagration [3:32]
Disc #5 -- Lifeboat
1. Main Titles [1:04]
2. Sunk [4:29]
3. All Aboard [6:44]
4. The American Way [2:58]
5. Burial At Sea [1:07]
6. Taking Command [3:58]
7. Underway [6:06]
8. For Rosie [3:31]
9. On the Wrong Course [3:04]
10. A Married Man [11:08]
11. Sitting Duck [5:04]
12. The Master Race [4:30]
13. From the Gutter [2:13]
14. Flesh and Blood [3:18]
15. Raising the Stakes [6:32]
16. A Beautiful Sound [2:20]
17. True Colors [1:45]
18. Q Is for Quitters [:48]
19. Bait [4:02]
20. Danke Schön [5:11]
Disc #6 -- Spellbound
1. Overture [:09]
2. Main Titles [1:26]
3. Green Manors [3:52]
4. A Woman Underneath [1:36]
5. Making Way for the New [1:59]
6. Handing Over the Reins [3:40]
7. Guilt Complex [3:52]
8. An Afternoon Off [2:53]
9. Lightning Strikes [5:13]
10. Doors Open [2:57]
11. Who Are You? [5:41]
12. Holding Back [5:12]
13. Room 3033 [5:10]
14. Nothing to Do With Love [6:09]
15. The Train to Rochester [6:54]
16. Unwelcome Visitors [6:00]
17. Frightened of Lines [3:34]
18. The Razor's Edge [5:05]
19. Just a Few More Days [7:04]
20. Buried in the Brain [4:03]
21. The Dream [6:17]
22. Wanted by the Police [3:18]
23. Racing Downhill [2:46]
24. The Light Dawns [3:33]
25. I Knew Him Only Slightly [4:47]
26. An Excellent Analysis [7:08]
27. A Husband of Mine [:41]
28. Exit Music [:06]
Disc #7 -- Notorious
1. Main Titles [1:21]
2. A Marked Woman [3:19]
3. Going for a Ride [6:01]
4. Leave Me Alone [5:46]
5. Rio [5:14]
6. The Perfect Type [1:21]
7. Important Work to Do [4:44]
8. Mata Hari [5:26]
9. An Old Friend [5:33]
10. Guest of Honor [4:27]
11. Dinner Is Served [3:12]
12. New Playmate [4:31]
13. A Very Romantic Fellow [4:12]
14. Opening Doors [5:52]
15. Watched Like a Hawk [6:25]
16. Running Out of Champagne [3:07]
17. Like An Idiot [3:30]
18. On a Leash [5:52]
19. Back to the Bottle [2:48]
20. A Cup of Coffee [2:24]
21. Just a Social Call [4:46]
22. You Love Me [3:11]
23. The Chance to Die [4:34]
24. End Titles [3:27]
Disc #8 -- The Paradine Case
1. Main Titles [1:41]
2. Charged With Murder [4:01]
3. A Terrible Mistake [2:57]
4. Lovely Delusions [2:47]
5. Sublime Sacrifice [2:52]
6. A Very Dull Evening [4:29]
7. What's She Like? [2:45]
8. A Woman With a Past [3:23]
9. Devoted Servant [3:26]
10. Concocting a Plot [4:19]
11. A Breath of Fresh Air [5:00]
12. Cumberland [3:32]
13. The Country House [4:39]
14. A Knock At the Window [5:45]
15. Fighting in the Dark [3:17]
16. Lost Forever [3:19]
17. No Ordinary Woman [4:24]
18. A Glass of Burgundy [3:43]
19. Telling Lies [3:22]
20. The Whole Truth [1:37]
21. Unforgiven [9:53]
22. Betrayal [3:02]
23. A Passion for Justice [6:30]
24. Getting At the Motive [7:09]
25. Nothing More to Say [2:23]
26. A Heavy Toll [5:22]
27. No Right to Be Cruel [2:26]
28. The Very Best [2:29]

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