Classic Movie 2020

Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Perhaps one of Hitchcocks lesser known movies, Sabotage is the story of a woman caught between her kind husband, the ring of spies he’s involves with and the handsome detective trying to investigate. It has some great set peices, expecially a tense scene involving a young boy and a film canister….. and good performances from actors that weren’t the directors first choice. Watch above for more details.


7 thoughts on “Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)”

      1. Yes, I liked him as Verloc too. He was in the wrong business as a saboteur, but he discovered that too late. A very different character from Colonel Stok, who appeared affable but didn’t flinch at dirty work.
        Incidentally: you might want to do some research on Desmond Tester, who played Stevie. He moved to Australia after WW2.

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      2. Well before your time – but not mine! – he also played Slippery Sam in a low budget kids show called Kaper Kops, made in Sydney. Sadly, no trace of it can be found. It’s not even mentioned on Tester’s IMDB page.

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  1. nice review, it is quite a film, i wrote a review bout 18 months ago when I saw it as part of a season. That season made sense of his feelings about his leading man, as the year before he made The 39 Steps </i) with Robert Donat whom he ever after wanted to work with again – I find Donat's performance beautiful, lithe, light and changeable as he faces new situation after new situation, often only with entering a new room. I can see how Hitchcock felt, unfair as it may be. But thanks this was a great reminder (and totally agree about comments, you got me to do so πŸ™‚ ).

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