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DVD Release Date
• R1: Sep 7, 2004
2 hours, 0 minutes
Selznick International Pictures, Walter Wanger Productions Inc.
Studio Caidin Film Company, United Artists
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• Foreign Correspondent (1940)
• Der Auslandskorrespondent (1961)
• Mord (1961)
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|Genre: Thriller, Spy, Suspense, World War II, Kidnapping, Murder, Escape, Police, Political|
Tagline: The thrill spectacle of the year!
Plot: Set after the start of World War II, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT avoids almost all the trappings of a war movie and focuses on the type of murky intrigue that is Hitchcock's signature. Joel McCrea plays Johnny Jones, a reporter sent overseas when his newspaper demands some firsthand news. Jones is a New Yorker out of his element in Europe, but when he stumbles upon a massive conspiracy headed by peace advocate Stephen Fisher (Herbert Marshall), his instincts drive him to pursue the story and confront the web of intrigue, but he'll need help and finds it in the lovely Carol (Laraine Day). The rain-soaked assassination sequence that kicks off the intrigue has a raw, haunting quality that plays on the spareness of newsreel footage.
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