Saboteur

Saboteur

Blu-ray Disc - 2005 | Blu-ray version.
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A factory worker who witnesses sabotage and murder by a Nazi agent is wrongly accused himself. He sets out across country to prove his innocence.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Universal City : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2005.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Sabot
Characteristics: 1 videodisc : digital, sound black ad white ; 12 cm.
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Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English with French and Spanish subtitles.

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yellow_zebra_264
May 16, 2019

This is a very good thriller film directed by the master of suspense himself. Robert Cummings gives a strong performance as a man who is framed for sabotage and must clear his name by finding the real saboteur. However, that job will be easier said than done. He will have to dodge policemen, and even go undercover to find his man. With non-stop suspense from beginning to end, this is a must-see for any fan of the thriller genre!

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Onewhoissaved
Mar 06, 2016

"Saboteur", 1942, reportedly was Hitchcock's first totally American actors movie. I believe it. To watch it without saying at least one "are you kidding me?" is impossible. Hitchcock was obsessed with blond women and cast one whenever possible. IN this film Priscilla Lane given billing over Robert Cummings, even though he is the real point of focus throughout the whole film. You couldn't make this film today with all the political correctness involved. Imagine a circus wagon full of 'freaks' being the backdrop for the movie? And the blind man living in the country side but able to hear the handcuffs tinkling on Barry Kane? And the truck driver helping distract the police so that Barry can escape? There is one particular scene where Priscilla is featured on a highway billboard that advertises 'funerals starting at $49.50'? But this is 1942 and America is in WWII and everyone desperately wants entertainment. What better is it to see ourselves battling and winning over Nazi's in our homeland. Hitchock manages to slip in the scene on the Statue of Liberty for outlandish photography. But the film is still enjoyable.

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janetw11
Aug 11, 2015

This movie knocked me out!! I could not believe I had never seen it before, as I have seen most of Hitchcock's films. I was curious to see some of Robert Cummings' earlier work and I can see now why he became a star. Priscilla Lane was also excellent and quite pretty. She held her own opposite Cummings. The supporting characters are all very interesting, especially Otto Kruger. The film moves fast and holds your interest. How cool to see a very young Norman Lloyd as well, who has had a long, distinguished career. I loved him in the popular 1980's TV medical drama "St. Elsewhere." I see elements that Hitchcock also used in his most famous films, most specifically "North by Northwest," "Rear Window" and "Notorious." Part of the script for "Saboteur" was written by the great Dorothy Parker. And, don't miss the DVD extra about the making of "Saboteur." This movie is a must for classic and suspense film buffs, like me.

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akirakato
Sep 18, 2014

This is a 1942 spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Hitchcock made use of irony on multiple occasions to strengthen his meanings.
Early in the film, the authorities are seen as menacing, while the well-respected rancher and kind grandfather is a Nazi agent.
In contrast, only ordinary folks and the misfortunate perceive Barry Kane's innocence and offer trust: a long-haul truck driver, a blind householder and the circus freaks.
But this seems to me so contrived that I can hardly believe why these people consider Kane to be innocent.
The final battle symbolizing tyranny against democracy takes place on the torch of Statue of Liberty.
However, the story progresses in such an unnatural way that Frank Fry simply walks away to his death.
If I were him, I would take Pat Martin hostage.
Although the screenplay was written by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison and Dorothy Parker, it ended up with a somewhat abnormal storyline.
An old saying holds true here.
If a screenplay is bad, even a talented director cannot turn it into a good movie.

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Jun 01, 2019

yellow_zebra_264 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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