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Gripping 'wrong man theme' WW2 thriller+superb set-pieces!!,
This review is from: Saboteur [DVD] (DVD)
Exciting wartime propaganda, a typically polished thriller that now looks like a dry run for the later masterpiece NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959). A chase thriller across America with the familar Hitchcockian theme of the innocent man framed by circumstantial evidence, who has to evade pursuers (Nazis keen to conceal their dastardly espionage plans) and police alike, whilst fighting to clear his name.
Amongst several memorable and beautifully staged set-pieces, the lavish charity ball sequence, a bizare encounter with a troupe of circus freaks (a nod to TOD BROWNING's marvellous 1932 film FREAKS?), and the famous suspense-filled finale atop the Statue of Liberty, stand out. Terrifically entertaining Hitchcock film!