The Woman Alone (1937)

75-76 mins | Drama | 11 January 1937

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writer:

Charles Bennett

Cinematographer:

Bernard Knowles

Editor:

Charles Frend

Production Designer:

Oscar Werndorff

Production Company:

Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
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HISTORY

This film was released in Great Britain under its original title Sabotage . A portion of the Walt Disney cartoon short "Who Killed Cock Robin?" was used in this film, and was acknowledge in the film's credits with the statement: "Cartoon sequence by arrangement with and thanks to Walt Disney." Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Assoc prod Ivor Montagu and Des Albert Jullion in the ... More Less

This film was released in Great Britain under its original title Sabotage . A portion of the Walt Disney cartoon short "Who Killed Cock Robin?" was used in this film, and was acknowledge in the film's credits with the statement: "Cartoon sequence by arrangement with and thanks to Walt Disney." Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Assoc prod Ivor Montagu and Des Albert Jullion in the production. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Jan 37
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
7 Jan 37
p. 35.
Motion Picture Herald
2 Jan 37
p. 67, 69
New York Times
27 Feb 37
p. 9.
Variety
16 Dec 36
p. 15.
Variety
3 Mar 37
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Dial
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (London, 1907).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Sabotage
Release Date:
11 January 1937
Premiere Information:
London opening: December 1936
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, England
Copyright Claimant:
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Copyright Date:
2 December 1936
Copyright Number:
LP7003
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75-76
Length(in feet):
6,917
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Secret Agent Ted Spencer goes undercover as a grocer to expose a band of spies operating out of a London movie theater. The theater owner, Verloc, asks Stevie, the young brother of his innocent wife, to deliver a package of films, which actually contains a bomb. When Stevie is delayed, he is killed when the bomb explodes in a crowded bus. Mrs. Verloc avenges her brother's death by killing her husband, but her guilt is hidden when the movie theater itself is blown up by another ... +


Secret Agent Ted Spencer goes undercover as a grocer to expose a band of spies operating out of a London movie theater. The theater owner, Verloc, asks Stevie, the young brother of his innocent wife, to deliver a package of films, which actually contains a bomb. When Stevie is delayed, he is killed when the bomb explodes in a crowded bus. Mrs. Verloc avenges her brother's death by killing her husband, but her guilt is hidden when the movie theater itself is blown up by another saboteur. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Espionage


Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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