The Hitchcock Fridays
|The Hitchcock Fridays|
|Fox Performing Arts Center|
|8/30/2013 7:30 PM|
|8/30/2013 9:30 PM|
Type of Event
|Arts and Culture|
|Fox Performing Arts Center, foxriversidelive.com, , 951-779-9800|
STAGE FRIGHT (1950)
Stage Fright toys with our notions of the dividing line between reality and artifice by being set in the London theatre world.
On the lam from the police, Jonathan (Richard Todd) takes refuge in the home of his former girlfriend, RADA student Eve (Jane Wyman). Jonathan has been spotted fleeing the scene of a murder, but he insists that he's innocent.
Eve believes his story, but knows that the police won't, so she decides to play detective herself. She also plays several other roles in a variety of disguises so as to escape the notice of genuine detective Smith (Michael Wilding).
Top-billed Marlene Dietrich plays a Dietrich-like chanteuse whom Wyman pigeonholes as the real murderer.
Stars: Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich