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Plot: Los Angeles aircraft worker Barry Kane evades arrest after he is unjustly accused of sabotage. Following leads, he travels across the country to New York trying to clear his name by exposing a gang of fascist-supporting saboteurs led by apparently respectable Charles Tobin. Along the way, he… Runtime: 109 min Release Date: 24 Apr 1942
I really enjoy this film. It is a look back in time when this nation was truly at risk from nations who either attacked or delared war on us,i.e., the Japanese and Germans. Robert Cummings and Pricilla Lane were excellent in the lead roles. The supporting cast... Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Clem Bevins, and Norman Lloyd were also outstanding. The direction, pace, and finale held and continue to hold my interest. So much so, that I bought my own copy. Thank goodness for Turner Classic Movies, they show so many of the truly classic films, including this one.Robert Cummings was certainly no light <more>
weight as an actor and although I am a great fan of Gary Cooper and Joel McCrea, two of my favorite actors, who were first offered the lead role, I don't see what they would have brought to the role that would have surpassed Bob Cummings' performance.This is a film that I enjoy watching repeatingly and urge others to view.
Because Robert Cummings isn't as well known as say Cary Grant it is easier in this instance to be drawn into his plight. Priscilla Lane feels right in her part since her all American beauty was the model standard at the time as well as being the cool blonde you look for with Hitchcock, the supporting cast is filled with wonderful characters either eminently likable or hissable as need be.This is a good showcase for the unjustly semi forgotten Priscilla Lane. Perhaps not the greatest actress of her age she was always a warm presence in her films. Even though she was second choice for this <more>
film when Barbara Stanwyck proved unavailable, and almost at the end of her film career opting for marriage and children, she is at the height of her loveliness and gives a very good, enjoyable performance. If nothing else she is ensured a little piece of immortality as a Hitchcock blonde.
There isn't another theme that scares more than having the enemy at home, and if it's wartime then it becomes terrifying. Remarkable scenes like the one in the blind man's shack or the one in the cinema.Very well directed as always and perfectly performed, "Saboteur" although a minor work of the master is highly recommendable.
On the Road (by telegonus)
Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur is not one of his best-regarded films; made between two vastly more popular and critically praised pictures, Suspicion and Shadow Of a Doubt, it's generally regarded as a lesser effort. I agree that the later film is groundbreaking, drawing Hitchcock wholly into the American mainstream for the first time, but Saboteur is in its way at least as lively as Suspicion; its chief flaw being its less than charismatic star players, Bob Cummings and Priscilla Lane.In Saboteur we find Hitchcock feeling his way around America, literally, as its lead character travels <more>
from California to New York in search of an arsonist for whose crime he was accused. Cummings is very youthful here, and quite engaging. His boyishness but not immaturity perfectly suits the character he is portraying, and seems appropriate, as the director, though middle-aged, was in the process of reinventing himself, and an older, more established star might have thrown things off. Priscilla Lane's spunky heroine, which not a typical type for the director, was very much a common type in American films at the time; and she and Cummings provide an openness and a youth the director needed both in his life and work at this time. I cannot imagine older, more solid types,--Cooper and Stanwyck for instance--doing any better, as they would have, between them, carried, well, too much baggage.As is the norm in Hitchcock's films, nothing is as it appears. Where Saboteur differs from his better known films is that the audience is let in on the game early. Though Cummings is an accused arsonist, we know that he is innocent. The villains become apparent fairly soon; and the movie hinges more on its plot than its ironies. What pleasures there are are incidental, and here the Master does not disappoint. There is an interesting, Tod Browningish interlude with some circus freaks, who help Cummings elude capture. In another scene, reminiscent of James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein, Cummings spends some time in the cottage of a blind man, who, as it turns out, is Lane's uncle. Was the director perhaps studying key American films of the previous decade? Whatever the case, these and other offbeat and discursive aspects of the movie give it a playfulness and variety, which, when one adds the factor of quite youthful leads, makes the picture seem like the work of a younger man, still learning his craft. The film's later scenes, in New York, are more suspenseful and typical of the director, as the picture gradually becomes more Hitchockian as it moves along. In the end I find it a satisfying work; and as neither Cummings nor Lane has a dark side as an actor, neither does the movie have one. It is deliberately lightweight, and I suspect semi-experimental; an attempt by Hitchcock to see if he could pull off, in an American setting, the sort of story he had done so well in England. He succeeded admirably. The next logical step: Shadow Of a Doubt, a film in which the main character travels east to west, and with a wholly different set of values and plans.
Rich and Rewarding Hitchcock with Many Pristine Set Pieces (by LeonLouisRicci)
Underrated Hitchcock Propaganda Piece that has Many Stunning Sequences and a Few that Don't Quite Work. It is Entertaining and Enjoyable with a Good Deal of Suspense Amidst the Shenanigans.Robert Cummings is Much Better Here than in His Later Role for Hitch in Dial M for Murder 1954 and Priscilla Lane is Bland but OK. It is the Slimy Villains that Shine. Otto Krueger is On His Game as a Snooty Traitor that Can't Abide Americans that He Calls Stupid. Norman Lloyd is Also Remarkable as Frank Fry the True Saboteur.The Fantastic Opening from the Credits to the Blazing Act of the Title <more>
are Prime Hitchcock and Ultra-Stylish. The Soda City Scenes are Ominous and Introduce Another Great Villain, Alan Baxter as an Effeminate Baddie that Likes to Dress His Youngest Son in Girls Clothes and Never Cuts His Hair, because His Mother did the Same. That is Pure Freudian Hitchcock and the Scene Tingles.The Circus Caravan is Also Offbeat as is the Scene with the Blind Man. They Echo Freaks 1931 and The Bride of Frankenstein 1935 , as Hitch Pays Homage to Two Great American Films. The Scene that Works the Least is the Clunky Movie Theatre Thing where Patrons are Yucking it Up as a Gangster Sprays Bullets Everywhere. The Scene Seems Awkward and is Completely Goofy.The Shipyard and the Statue of Liberty Pieces are as Good as the Opening and Highlight the Movie Along with a Fast Pace. One Can Overlook the 1942 Speechifying Rallying the Citizens. Mention Should Also be Given to the Words About the Rich and Respectable Class that are Given a Pass Because of Their Status in Society. Barry Kane States this More than Once and it is a Profound Warning and a Nod to an American Ideal, Not Always Adhered to, that Everyone is Equally Innocent Under the Law. The Film is Rich Enough with This Type of Thing and the Craftsmanship is So Pristine that its Flaws Can be Forgiven.
Engaging Hitchcock movie with all the right elements (by Leofwine_draca)
While SABOTEUR may be just another Hitchcock 'wronged man' thriller, don't let that put you off – this turns out to be one of his strongest films from the 1940s along with FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT . The formula for success is as simple as a decent story, well told by a master filmmaker who wrings every ounce of suspense and tension from his fast-paced narrative.Robert Cummings plays a working class hero – a surprise, as I'm more used to seeing Jimmy Stewart/Cary Grant playing well suited gents – who finds himself framed for an act of sabotage at an aircraft factory that <more>
saw a close friend die. From there on in, he's pursued cross-country by the police and soon finds himself in the midst of a sinister conspiracy by a gang of fifth columnists. There are enough twists and turns to keep even the most jaded mystery fan watching, and the narrative never flags for a second.Cummings is a delight as the hero, an ordinary Joe type guy you can really get behind. Priscilla Lane is the typically feisty heroine, and the two share a genuine chemistry that enhances the film's appeal. The villains, too, are fast from the ordinary typecast bad guys: Otto Kruger is urbane, well-heeled and supremely confident, Norman Lloyd delightfully sinister.The film moves from one set-piece to the next. Some of them are visually impressive, such as a scene set on the Statue of Liberty stylistically foreshadowing the ending of NORTH BY NORTHWEST, which went one better and the bit where the hero and heroine find themselves at a charity ball, trapped like pieces on a chess board. However, it's the dialogue scenes that really zing – particularly an early encounter with a blind man and a later confrontation in the villains' study. Hitchcock even takes time out for an intense interlude involving a travelling wagon of circus freaks, which I wasn't expecting one bit. Despite the familiar premise, SABOTEUR is one of the master's freshest and most exciting films and a real delight for this viewer.
Hitchcock made at least 11 films about the ordinary man, wrongly accused, on the run sometimes really running, sometimes not to prove his innocence in a situation beyond his control, the first one being "The 39 Steps", which really made him popular in Great Britain. It really is his signature theme.Others include "Young and Innocent", "Saboteur", "Spellbound", "Stage Fright", "Strangers on a Train", "I Confess", "To Catch a Thief", "The Wrong Man", "North by Northwest", and finally <more>
"Frenzy". "Saboteur" starts Robert Cummings as Barry Kane, a wartime aircraft plant worker during wartime accused of murdering his co-worker and best friend during an act of sabotage on the plant. He meets up with model Patricia Martin, played by actress Priscilla Lane, during his run from the law, and later, of course, the various Nazi/Fascist sympathizers along the way."Saboteur" is mainly like "The 39 Steps", even including similar plot devices such as handcuffs, the blonde who doesn't trust the main character in the beginning, a race across the country in one case London to Scotland, and in the other California to New York , and meeting the "colorful" locals along the way. And so, just like "The Man Who Knew Too Much", I believe this is an American remake of one of Hitchcock's earlier works.I think Robert Cummings was chosen because he comes across as a very ordinary American, sort of an "everyman" with whom the audience can identify. I like Priscilla Lane because her character is a more involved in the action than Madeline Carroll in "The 39 Steps" and Ruth Roman in "Strangers on a Train". As mentioned elsewhere, though, Otto Kruger steals the show as the villain. I also liked Vaughan Glaser's performance as the blind uncle; his lines are great. There are some funny touches all along the way for some comic relief, such as road signs featuring Priscilla Lane's character on them, and circus sideshow performers, and the truck driver, Murray Alper. Contrary to other opinions here, there aren't too many characters who believe Barry Kane's innocence immediately.There are some slow parts, mainly when the action first moves to New York, but it picks up quickly when the last planned act of the fifth columnists gets underway.It's one of my favorite films from Hitchcock I put it in my top 5 , especially in these days of the new war on terrorism. I think it hits home.It makes you think, "Could my coworker be involved in something evil?" In fact, one of the movie posters for "Saboteur" proclaimed "Watch Out for the Man behind your back!" Imagine how that played in the mind of adults during the Second World War.
Strange but very good Hitchcock movie (by preppy-3)
Barry Kane Robert Cummings is wrongfully accused on sabotaging a hanger making aircrafts for the war. He goes on the run, meets Patricia Martin Priscilla Lane along the way, and she joins him to find and bring the real criminals to justice.There are a lot of things wrong with this film. Robert Cummings was a good actor but he's totally miscast in this role; Priscilla Lane is pretty but was never a good actress; the story doesn't make a whole lot of sense and rambles on longer than needed ; it wears its patriotism a bit much but this WAS made while WWII was in full swing and <more>
there's no ending. It shouldn't work but it does.It's full of bizarre lines and characters that certainly hold your interest.For example: Lane says to Cummings while they're falling in love , "I wish I could have met you a hundred years ago" ????!!!! ; Lane PAYS a villain for getting her lunch and Cummings and Lane join a circus troupe briefly while on the run. Also Hitchcock's direction was as always just great--he throws in some truly amazing shots and sequences--especially the Statue of Liberty climax. This is not one of Hitchcock's classic movie but is still very good and worth catching.
WWII Hitchcock sheds light on master's tendencies (by Steve-318)
You can't help but marvel at Hitchcock's early work. "Saboteur," for example, is so slick and quick that it's hard to believe he made this film over 60 years ago. There's some propaganda elements but they're woven into the mystery so well that the thing plays beautifully years later. You also get some previews of stuff that Hitchcock would do later--like using a national landmark as a backdrop. This time it's the Statue of Liberty. In "North by Northwest," of course, it's Mt. Rushmore. You'll also recognize things that pop up later in <more>
"Rear Window" and "Vertigo" in "Saboteur" but let's not give away the show. Robert Cummings is excellent as is the oh-so-charming Otto Kruger. Look for Hitchcock's mini-western in this one. It happens quickly so don't blink.