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* UnexpectedInheritance: Subverted. Arthur turns out to be the sole heir to a vast fortune--which he never gets, as he's going to prison.
8th May '18 5:47:08 PM jamespolk
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* ShoutOut: Blanche lives at the corner of Castle Heights and Bates. This is a fake street sign and a shout-out to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
8th May '18 9:04:02 AM jamespolk
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A 1976 BlackComedy thriller directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock, starring Barbara Harris, Creator/BruceDern, Karen Black, and William Devane.

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A 1976 BlackComedy thriller directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock, starring Barbara Harris, Creator/BruceDern, Karen Black, and William Devane.
Devane. The score was composed by the legendary Music/JohnWilliams.
8th May '18 6:52:27 AM jamespolk
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* EveryCarIsAPinto: We don't see Joe Maloney's car blow up after he careens off a mountain road, but we do see the satisfying fire afterwards.
7th May '18 8:49:22 PM jamespolk
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* AllWomenAreLustful: A horny Blanche wants George to spend the night, but he's too tired.


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* ISOStandardUrbanGroceries: Blanche carries the standard brown paper bag with lettuce sticking out. Used for a bit of comedy when she plops the bag down on the hood of the car and George has to carry it in.
7th May '18 8:19:31 PM jamespolk
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A 1976 BlackComedy thriller directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. It was his last film. The main cast included Barbara Harris, Creator/BruceDern, Karen Black, and William Devane.

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A 1976 BlackComedy thriller directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. It was his last film. The main cast included Creator/AlfredHitchcock, starring Barbara Harris, Creator/BruceDern, Karen Black, and William Devane.




Alfred Hitchcock's last film, ending a 49-year directing career. Hitchcock died in 1980.



* NeverFoundTheBody: Turns out there's nobody in Edward Shoebridge's grave, as the police never found his body after the house fire.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: Turns out there's nobody in Edward Shoebridge's grave, as the police never found his body after the house fire. That's because Eddie assumed the identity of Arthur Adamson.


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* PornStache: Arthur's unappealing mustache establishes him as slimy and venal.


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* SelfMadeOrphan: Arthur/Eddie murdered both his adoptive parents in a house fire.
7th May '18 4:59:30 PM jamespolk
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* NeverFoundTheBody: Turns out there's nobody in Edward Shoebridge's grave, as the police never found his body after the house fire.
6th May '18 2:58:17 PM jamespolk
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* SamusIsAGirl: When the mysterious black-clad woman goes into the police station with a ransom payment, the cops are surprised to find that she's a woman. ("You called yourself 'The Trader', so we thought you were a man.")
6th May '18 11:17:56 AM jamespolk
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: While Fran readily goes along with Arthur's kidnapping schemes, [[spoiler: she's reluctant to murder Blanche, as Arthur intends to. She doesn't even want to drug Blanche at first]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: While Fran readily goes along with Arthur's kidnapping schemes, [[spoiler: she's reluctant to murder Blanche, as Arthur intends to. She doesn't even want to drug Blanche at first]].first.



* HiddenInPlainSight: Arthur hides the diamonds from his kidnappings (the diamonds are the ransom payment) in [[spoiler: the chandelier in the hallway of his house. Blanche is the one who discovers this at the end]].
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Rare for a Hitchcock film. In the final frame Blanche winks at the audience.

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* HiddenInPlainSight: Arthur hides the diamonds from his kidnappings (the diamonds are the ransom payment) in [[spoiler: the chandelier in the hallway of his house. Blanche is the one who discovers this at the end]].
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Rare for a Hitchcock film. In the final frame Blanche winks at the audience.
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5th May '18 9:00:44 PM jamespolk
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* TheCameo: Alfred Hitchcock makes an appearance in silhouette behind the door marked [[HarsherInHindsight Register of Births and Deaths.]]

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* TheCameo: CreatorCameo: Alfred Hitchcock makes an appearance in silhouette behind the door marked [[HarsherInHindsight Register of Births and Deaths.]]
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