Il prigioniero di Amsterdam (1940)

Regia: Alfred Hitchcock |
Poco prima dello scoppio della seconda Guerra Mondiale, un giovane reporter americano scopre un complotto: un anziano leader del movimento pacifista internazionale viene rapito dai nazisti. A capo del complotto c'è un finto pacifista inglese, in realtà gerarca nazista. Quando il primo viene liberato, la guerra è ormai scoppiata; l'inglese muore durante un attacco aereo mentre sua figlia e il reporter si salvano.

Generi: Thriller | Mistero | Azione |
Paesi: United States of America |
Tag: diplomat | assassination | chase | parent child relationship | windmill | conspiracy | reporter | crash | captive | bell tower | editor |

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Carol Fisher: You see what you're doing, don't you? All this is going straight back to London and will be common gossip by tomorrow. I don't care for myself, but my father's engaged in great work. He's trying to help avert a war, a dreadful war, and this is just the sort of thing to discredit him. I know you care nothing about our work. All you're interested in is having fun with windmills and hotel bathrooms. Dettaglio
Carol Fisher: Now for the last time, please go. John Jones: Okay. But I want you to know exactly what's going to happen when I do go. I'll go back to my room and get dressed. I'll try and shake those two fellows off, but I won't succeed. They'll stick to me like a couple of tattoo marks until they get me. They'll stop at nothing. I seem to know too much. And you're right. I don't know the ins and outs of your crackpot peace movement. And I don't know what's wrong with Europe. But I do know a story when I see one. And I'll keep after it until either I get it or it gets me. Dettaglio
John Jones: Listen, I know I look a fool, but there's something fishy going on around here. There's a big story in this. I can smell it. I can feel it and I'm going to get to the bottom of it, if it's the last thing I do. And nothing's going to stop me. Dettaglio

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When Johnny and Carol step down from the taxi in front of her house, he takes the suitcase with his left hand and changes it to the right one to direct her with his left hand. After the taxi leaves, he is holding the suitcase in his left hand. Dettaglio
Upon arriving at the windmills, and after speaking to the police, a strong wind blowing from the characters' right, blows Jones' hat off and to the left. A wind this strong should turn the windmill blades counterclockwise yet they turn clockwise as if the wind was coming from the opposite direction. Dettaglio
When Joel McCrea and Laraine Day are getting out of their taxi, a number of behind-the-scenes elements can be seen in the reflection of the shiny taxi, including a number of crew people, a man holding lighting equipment and wires, a man holding a cigarette, a woman holding something big like a script, and a director's chair. Dettaglio

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