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Number Seventeen [1932]

Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Writer:Joseph Jefferson Farjeon
Composer:Adolph Hallis
Length:63 minutes
(1 hour 3 minutes)
Sorting Category:Crime
IMDB Rating:5.9/10
Amazon Rating:5.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.

Reaction: It's okay.

Personal Rating: 5/10

Alfred Hitchcock => Director
Joseph Jefferson Farjeon => Writer / Play "Number Seventeen"
Adolph Hallis => Composer
Ann Casson => Rose Ackroyd
Anne Grey => Nora - the Girl
Barry Jones => Henry Doyle
Donald Calthrop => Brant - Nora's Escort
Garry Marsh => Sheldrake
Henry Caine => Mr. Ackroyd
Herbert Langley => The Guard on Train (uncredited)
John Stuart => Barton - the Detective
Leon M. Lion => Ben

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • This was Alfred Hitchcock's last film as director for British International Pictures, though he made one more film for them as producer: Lord Camber's Ladies, directed by [?] Benn W. Levy.
  • Alfred Hitchcock did not want to make this film. He had wanted to direct a prestige production of John Van Druten's play "London Wall," but to punish Hitchcock for the financial failure of his previous film East of Shanghai, British International Pictures head John Maxwell took him off London Wall and put him on Number Seventeen instead. Hitchcock himself has referred to the film as "a terrible picture ... very cheap melodrama".