They set out to use their money the best way possible by spending it. A bored suburban married couple, fred and emily hill are fed up with their lives and with one another. On board ship their new found fortune goes to their heads and they tend to go their separate ways. As they leave the office, freds colleagues open their. Unfortunately, the euphoria, experimentation, and fun this is an amusing film in parts fades out in the last fifteen minutes or so where the couple have it out over their rival suitors and love interests. Alfred hitchcocks rich and stranger 1931 video dailymotion. Partly a sophisticated sex comedy, partly a grim seafaring melodrama, rich and strange had the negative effect of confusing the public in general and hitchcocks fans in particular, and as a.
A group of rich people having fun, a woman in the presence of her husband. Rich and strange, released in the united states as east of shanghai, is a 1931 film directed by alfred hitchcock during his time in the british film industry. The story concerns a young british couple, fred and emily hill, who live a. After being distracted looking at medical documents while driving he may be smart but his ego makes him think hes invulnerable, strange gets into a brutal car accident that wrecks his hands. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Doctor strange is a 2016 american superhero film based on the marvel comics character of the same name. As an early talkie, the film seems to combine the conventions of both silent and sound features. Doctor strange had its world premiere in hong kong on october, 2016, and was released in the united states on november 4, in 3d and imax 3d. Rich and strange 1931 directed by alfred hitchcock.
Jun 09, 2014 fred and emily hill, a happy young married couple, inherit money and decide to take a world cruise. Rich and stranges transfer on official releases is from an excellent copy preserved by the bfi. Using the money they go on a world cruise and get into a series of misadventures. Bobby, the youngest boy in an irish catholic family, is gay and his coming out to his brothers and the familys way of dealing with the news is the basis of this film. View rich stranges professional profile on linkedin. The first half is defined by title cards, some of which ironic and comic, which indicate the various stops in the couples journey. Though unrestored, its in great condition and conveys the films audio and video well, but could certainly use a new digital scan and restoration. Rich and strange, alfred hitchcocks third sound feature, is a sly and strange film indeed. Partly a sophisticated sex comedy, partly a grim seafaring melodrama, rich and strange had the negative effect of confusing the public in general and hitchcocks fans in particular, and as a result. From costume design to cgi to its framing, doctor strange is a visual feast in ways superhero films rarely are. The skin game rich and strange number seventeen waltzes from vienna the man who knew too much the 39 steps secret agent sabotage young and innocent the lady vanishes jamaica inn. Its still, like a lot of early sound cinema, startling in its raw ability to experiment, like a whole new vista and dimension of motion.
Doctor strange, directed by scott derrickson sinister, tells the story of stephen strange benedict cumberbatch, a gifted neurosurgeon who is wrapped up in his own vanity. This, tongueandcheek, hitchcock movie, although, in, many, suspensefilled, ways, deplete, in, regards, to, his, typical. This movie is most notable for the techniques used by sir alfred hitchcock that appeared in his later movies. Rich and strange or east of shanghai, is a british romantic comedy dating from the transitional period between silent and sonic film. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing rich and strange near you. It was not very popular at the box office, but remains one of the directors alfred hitchcock favorite works from the period. Slight but pleasant film that has some of the masters later touches but disappoints more than it pleases. The title comes from a reference in the tempest, and i think is more about the adventure than the couple.
Rich and strange is a rarely seen early hitchcock made for bip in 1932 and includes many of the masters comedic touches. States that many critics concerned with genre theory deny that the genres of horror and science fiction are flexible and adaptable. The limited sound technology available at the time meant that barry had to dub the czech actress. Rich and strange has a snappy pace and much quicker dialogue to keep things moving, and its much easier to follow.
The strangeness of rich and strange the wonderful world of. Doctor stephen strange benedict cumberbatch is a genius, rich neurosurgeon with an ego that could rival tony starks. The film was adapted by hitchcock, his wife alma reville, and val valentine from the novel by dale collins. Like much of alfred hitchcocks work up through 1934, 1931s rich and strange aka east of shanghai is not a thriller or mystery, but rather a more conventional domestic drama, in this case one involving a couple on an adventure that becomes more than they bargained for. The yuppie horror film barry keith grant most critics who are concerned with genre theory or interested in the range of formal film categories deny that the genres of horror and science fiction are particularly flexible and adaptable. Rich and strange is alfred hitchcocks second feature film of 1931 and one of only a handful of comedies he directed. For further relevant information about this film, see also. Linkedin is the worlds largest business network, helping professionals like rich strange discover inside connections to recommended job. Mike edwards founded richstrange to help creative teams with challenging design and technology problems.
Released 1932, rich and strange stars henry kendall, joan barry, percy marmont, betty amann the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 32 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic. East of shanghai directed by alfred hitchcock produced by british international pictures uk year of release. An unexpected inheritance proves less than a boon to a young married couple. Their reconciliation on the chinese junk back to london doesnt light much of the previous fire either. Nov 05, 2016 then there is stephen strange benedict cumberbatch, who is just the rich, white, male asshole, and a fanboys wet dream. Rich and strange 1931 singapore film locations archive. With rich and strange, he reverts back to a silent movie aesthetic, with droll title cards introducing and commenting upon sequences and numerous scenes played out with no dialogue or sound other than the film s score. Fred and emily hill, a happy young married couple, inherit money and decide to take a world cruise. Warren beattys comeback movie is a sometimes bizarre, sometimes winning film about multihyphenate billionaire howard hughes beatty in 1959 and 1964, in his last days of lucidity before his eccentricities were turning to. Undoubtedly, the best aspect of the film is its rich visuals. Ultimately, rich and strange is a minor if likable movie due to the performances of the two leads. The film works best not as a romantic comedy, but as an exploration asian and asianamerican identity in ways not often seen in main. Produced by marvel studios and distributed by walt disney studios motion pictures, it is the 14th film in the marvel cinematic universe mcu.
Its quite a bit of light fun that is rather inconsequential in the end, but thats not always a problem. This is one of hitchcocks most entertaining and well directed movies of the 1930s. Rich strange portland, oregon area professional profile. In lieu of that, we do at least have the prospect of it coming to hd in the us. Born today most popular celebs most popular celebs celebrity news. Rich and strange is a film directed by alfred hitchcock with henry kendall, joan barry, percy marmont, betty amann, year. T he gentleman seems to know what he wants, deadpans a saleswoman in the final act of vertigo, alfred hitchcocks rich and strange masterwork, as she observes james stewarts roundthebend retired detective monomaniacally outfitting his shopgirl squeeze kim novak in highend threads identical to those of a lost womanthe young. Warren beattys comeback movie is a sometimes bizarre, sometimes winning film about multihyphenate billionaire howard hughes beatty in 1959 and 1964, in his last days of lucidity before his eccentricities were turning to mania, and before his mania became outandout senility. After nearly 20 years in software development, mike combined his strong engineering practice with his training and experience as a designer. They receive a big inheritance by a rich relative and now they can realize all their dreams.
Sep 29, 20 as an early talkie, the film seems to combine the conventions of both silent and sound features. Discusses a group of recent american horror films that present a distinct variation of the horror film, including fatal attraction,single white female, and after hours. They both encounter exciting new love interests and other adventures that test their relationship. Rich and strange tells the story of a normal london couple who, after coming into some money, embark on a cruise to the far east. The plot concerns the adventures and misadventures of married couple fred and emily hill, played by henry kendall and joan barry. In lieu of that, we do at least have the prospect of it. This was one of my favourites early on before the commercial internet, and certainly the hitchcock film i had seen the most of. She memorably dubbed the voice of anny ondra in the early alfred hitchcock thriller blackmail 1929.
For all those times i complained about the dceus down to earth, gritty approach, it does serve a purpose. Rich and strange 1932, directed by alfred hitchcock. Rich and strange 1932 accountant fred hill henry kendall and his wife, emily joan barry, lead lives of tedious regimentation until a kindly uncle gives them a small fortune. For example, at the beginning of his holly wood genres, thomas schatz asserts that. Rich and strange 1932 rich and strange, alfred hitchcocks third sound feature, is a sly and strange film indeed. Adrian brunel, 1930, to which he contributed, and it begins with an entertaining and cleverly choreographed dialoguefree sequence, following fred henry kendall, an office worker, on his way home in the rain. In this early alfred hitchcock film about a bickering couple on a cruise to the far east based on a novel and partly inspired by the directors honeymoon trip with his wife alma reville in 1926, singapore features as a momentary stopover.
Boat quay victoria memorial hall and theatre shophouse street. Rich and strange 1931 letterboxd your life in film. Although the film was a commercial and critical failure on its release, rich and strange was hitchcocks favourite film from his british period, partly because it was a welcome release from the series of play adaptations that had been foisted on him by his producers. He also has a rare writing credit on the film, which he scripted with his wife and longtime collaborator, alma reville. Rich and strange, released in december 1931, was hitchcock s third sound film not counting the revue elstree calling d. Crazy rich asians made waves last summer as the first hollywood film in 25 years to feature an allasian cast. He moves through the world with little regard for the people around him. Made in 1931, after such early classics as the lodger 1927, blackmail 1929 and murder. Crazy rich asians, the longawaited film based on the 20 novel of the same name by author kevin kwan, is a milestone in asianamerican filmmaking and representation. To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our website, which has the same tickets as our fandango. Fred and emily hill are leading a boring life in london. Born in london, she had her first role at the age of 15.
Rich and strange 1932, directed by alfred hitchcock movie. Joan barry was an english film actress, whose career straddled the development of talkies. They decide to escape from it all by writing to a rich relative and asking for their inheritance in advance. Rich and strange pacific sun marin county, california. Rich and strange original title not rated 1h 23min. Rich and strange 1932 stream and watch online moviefone. Although he was becoming comfortable with the technical requirements of sound, hitchcock here still displayed a reluctance to discard the technique of silents completely, choosing to film some sequences without dialogue to especially good effect in the. Something rich and strange by ron rash ron rashs latest collects 34 of his best short stories. Its still, like a lot of early sound cinema, startling in its raw ability to experiment, like a whole new vista and dimension of motion pictures had suddenly opened up, which of course it had. Rich and strange is not too bad, a bit tough to decipher at times, but acceptable, especially considering the film is nearly seventy years old. Rich and strange, released in december 1931, was hitchcocks third sound film not counting the revue elstree calling d. Discusses a group of recent american horror films that present a distinct variation of the. Ebscohost serves thousands of libraries with premium essays, articles and other content including rich and strange. Journal of film and video, v48 n12 p416 sprsum 1996.
The title is an allusion to words of ariels song full fathom five in shakespeares play, the tempest. The film is somewhat of a romantic comedy where a young lowermiddle class couple come into some money and decide to take a world cruise where both are tempted by romance with partners that have qualities that their spouse may not have. Rich and strange is an early hitchcock which shows both glimpses of the genius to come and a man still learning the range of his craft. It lacks his trademark suspense and thriller elements but it brims with his.376 574 1380 683 1338 1234 800 1307 732 1274 1013 178 1221 385 324 231 710 93 349 650 1200 788 1476 150 557 470 501 81 685 1252 1403 778 165 613 17 271 309 1034 1089 133 273 387 681 1232