Hitchcock’s last great shocker sees the director at his most gleefully dark.
Dir Alfred Hitchcock
With Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt
A BFI National Archive print
No film represents the curdling of 60s fab into early-70s drab like Hitchcock’s last great shocker. While this bracingly dark thriller with the blackest of laughs represents Hitch at his most gleefully misanthropic, it’s still a fearsomely entertaining proposition.