Alfred HitchcockDirects

Number Seventeen

1932

Hitchcock directs this action packed crime film about a group of thieves who steal a diamond necklace and then meet up afterward. Meanwhile, a clever detective is pursuing them relentlessly. The film stars Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, and John Stuart. Hitchcock’s wife and collaborator, Alma Reville:

As the climax of a thriller was invariably a chase…Number Seventeen’s climax must be a chase to end all chases – its details so preposterous that excitement would give way to gales of laughter. It was on these lines and in this spirit that we conceived and wrote the script.

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