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Tea and Scones Suspense: Hitchcock's "English" Movies of the Early 1940s

Although Hitchcock left Great Britain for the United States in 1939, his first two films -- Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) -- nonetheless remained set firmly in English culture. His depictions helped craft perceptions of English life for decades to come.

Farisa Khalid
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To Catch a Thief: The Centennial Collection

This is not really about how to nab a cat burglar, but rather about beautiful people in beautiful places.

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Cary Grant 4-Disc Collector's Set

All these films reflect the gendered assumptions of their era. But Grant emerges victorious, no matter the role. His coat of armor is his charm, and he inhabits it seamlessly.

Leigh H. Edwards
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Holiday (1938)

Boasting a script packed full of acerbic gems, Holiday also has a tremendous visual energy.

Emma Simmonds
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The Awful Truth (1937)

Never sappy, The Awful Truth is at once light on its feet and grounded at heart.

Elbert Ventura
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Once Upon a Time (1944)

On its surface a classic fairytale, it can also be read as commentary on Hollywood's role in wartime America.

A.E. Souzis

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