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Frenzy

This turned out to be Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film (1972), though there's no sign of the serenity and settledness that generally mark the end of a career. Frenzy, instead, continues to question and probe, and there is a streak of sheer anger in it that seems shockingly alive. The plotting combines two of Hitchcock's favorite themes: the poisoned couple (Marnie, The Man Who Knew Too Much) and the lone man on the run (North by Northwest, Saboteur); its subjects are misogyny and domestic madness. With Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster, Vivien Merchant, and Anna Massey.

Credits

Director:

  • Alfred Hitchcock

Cast:

  • Jon Finch
  • Barry Foster
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt
  • Anna Massey
  • Alec McCowen
  • Vivien Merchant
  • Billie Whitelaw
  • Jean Marsh
  • Bernard Cribbins
  • Michael Bates
  • Clive Swift
  • John Boxer
  • Madge Ryan
  • George Tovey
  • Elsie Randolph
  • Jimmy Gardner
  • Gerald Sim
  • Noel Johnson

Writer:

  • Anthony Shaffer

Producers:

  • William Hill
  • Alfred Hitchcock

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