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Sabotage 1936

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • January 11, 1937
  • 76 mins
  • English
  • Mystery, Thriller
...A Bomb Plot ...A Killing ...Justice
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.


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Sabotage is an absolutely suspenseful film, like all of the other ones that I've seen from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. He always knew how to do a gripping film so amazingly.

Karl Verloc is the owner of a cinema and yet a member of a terrorist gang that is planning on doing an attack in London. He lives with his wife Sylvia and her little brother Stevie and they don't know about his double life. But things will not stay that way so much longer and with the help of the detective Ted Spencer, who is undercover trying to catch Verloc, Sylvia starts to suspect that something is wrong her husband.

Oskar Homolka, Sylvia Sidney, John Loder and Desmond Tester, all had solid performances, with a especial mention to Sylvia Sidney with such powerful facial sad expressions that perfectly showed the pain, that her character Sylvia Verloc, was living through. She didn't even needed to talk in some of the scenes for the audience can feel her pain.

The sequence before we got to the climax of the film is fantastic!

It's so interesting to see that considering this was made in the 30's, the subject of the film is so modern these days. Terrorism unfortunately is a terrible thing that the world had already the misfortune to witness many times.

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