Under Capricorn

Under Capricorn

Downloadable Video - 1949
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In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict Sam Flusky, who wants to do a business deal with him. Whilst attending a dinner party at Flusky's house, Charles meets Flusky's wife Henrietta who he had known as a child back in Ireland. Henrietta is an alcoholic and seems to be on the verge of madness. Featuring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding.
Publisher: [USA] : , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1949]
Copyright Date: ©1949
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 52 min. 11 sec.)) : sound, color


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Nov 20, 2017

Hitchcock apparently considered this film to be a flop. I agree, having found it to be long and dull and not terribly interesting. I only got halfway through. In addition, I really disliked having Joseph Cotton playing someone supposedly from either Ireland or the UK or something. What kind of accent was that?

May 04, 2015

This is a 1949 British historical thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the novel of the same name published in 1937 by Helen Simpson.
Set in colonial Sydney, New South Wales, Australia during the early 19th century, it is a mystery involving a love triangle with a "wrong man" scenario, a sinister housekeeper, class conflict, and very high levels of emotional tension, both on the surface and underneath.
Although it is an interesting story, the heroine talks too much to reveal the secret, instead of the director showing it.

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