History Film / StageFright

18th Jan '16 10:35:11 PM ProbablyNotARobot
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* EngineeredPublicConfession: Eve pulls this on [[spoiler: Charlotte.]]


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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: Charlotte Inwood takes the news that she's confessed to being an accessory to murder rather well.]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Jonathan is implied to have ended up this way after the stage's safety curtain lands on him.]]


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* TheVamp: [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Two words: Marlene. Dietrich.]]
18th Jan '16 10:18:49 PM ProbablyNotARobot
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Both as Eve and Doris, our amateur sleuth meets Detective Inspector Wilfred Smith (Wilding) and starts falling for him. But all is not as it seems. Charlotte may have benefited from the murder but there are clues that she is not the actual killer. Jonathan may not be as innocent as he acts. Smith knows more than he is willing to share with Eve. Charlotte convinced Jonathan to kill her husband for her. Much of his sob story was fabricated. He has actually killed before and has a violent temper. He eventually turns on Eve and tries to kill her too. Even the flashbacks are [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable]].

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Both as Eve and Doris, our amateur sleuth meets Detective Inspector Wilfred Smith (Wilding) and starts falling for him. But all is not as it seems. Charlotte may have benefited from the murder but [[spoiler: there are clues that she is not the actual killer. Jonathan may not be as innocent as he acts. Smith knows more than he is willing to share with Eve. Charlotte convinced Jonathan to kill her husband for her. Much of his sob story was fabricated. He has actually killed before and has a violent temper. He eventually turns on Eve and tries to kill her too. ]] Even the flashbacks are [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable]].



* ClearMyName: Why Jonathan needs Eve's help. Subverted when he turns out to be guilty.

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* {{Chiaroscuro}}: Used to great effect in the film's climax.
* ClearMyName: Why Jonathan needs Eve's help. [[spoiler: Subverted when he turns out to be guilty.]]



* MeaningfulName: Averted with Charlotte's maid, Nellie Goode. See {{Blackmail}} above. Lampshaded by Eve's father.



** It's mentioned in passing that she was educated in America to explain her American accent

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** It's mentioned in passing that she was educated in America to explain her American accentaccent.
** This also applies to Marlene Dietrich, whose character is also (presumably) English, but who keeps her famous German accent.



* WoundedGazelleGambit: Jonathan pretends to be the innocent victim of Charlotte. He may be her victim, but not really innocent.

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Jonathan pretends to be the innocent victim of Charlotte. [[spoiler: He may be her victim, but not really innocent.]]
26th Jul '15 10:16:23 PM pratchettgaiman
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* UnreliableNarrator: Jonathan Cooper. "This movie is significant because it broke a long-established cinematic convention that flashbacks were always a true account of earlier events. In this film, though, the opening flashback turns out to be a lie, a device which at first baffled then enraged cinemagoers who felt that they had in some way been cheated."

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** It's mentioned in passing that she was educated in America to explain her American accent
* UnreliableNarrator: Jonathan Cooper. "This [[spoiler: This movie is significant because it broke a long-established cinematic convention that flashbacks were always a true account of earlier events. In this film, though, the opening flashback turns out to be a lie, a device which at first baffled then enraged cinemagoers who felt that they had in some way been cheated."]]
26th May '15 8:34:44 AM gallium
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* ClearMyName: Why Jonathan needs Eve's help. Subverted when he turns out to be guilty.
26th May '15 8:24:03 AM gallium
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* {{Blackmail}}: Eve bribes Charlotte's regular maid to take some sick days from work so Eve can get close to Charlotte as the temp maid. The maid then begins blackmailing Eve for more money.



* {{Fainting}}: Eve does this in a very obvious manner to prevent Smith's partner from catching Jonathan.



* MaliciousMisnaming:

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* MaliciousMisnaming: Charlotte knows her new temp maid is called "Doris" but keeps calling her things like "Elsie" or "Mavis".
26th May '15 8:21:27 AM gallium
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'''Stage Fright''' is a 1950 crime thriller film, based on the short story ''Man Running'' by Selwyn Jepson. It was directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. The main stars were JaneWyman, Creator/MarleneDietrich, MichaelWilding and RichardTodd.

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'''Stage Fright''' ''Stage Fright'' is a 1950 crime thriller film, based on the short story ''Man Running'' by Selwyn Jepson. It was directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. The main stars were JaneWyman, Creator/MarleneDietrich, MichaelWilding and RichardTodd.



Both as Eve and Doris, our amateur sleuth meets Detective Inspector Wilfred Smith (Wilding) and starts falling for him. But all is not as it seems. Charlotte may have benefited from the murder but there are clues that she is not the actual killer. Jonathan may not be as innocent as he acts. Smith knows more than he is willing to share with Eve. [[spoiler:Charlotte convinced Jonathan to kill her husband for her. Much of his sob story was fabricated. He has actually killed before and has a violent temper. He eventually turns on Eve and tries to kill her too]]. Even the flashbacks are [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable]].

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Both as Eve and Doris, our amateur sleuth meets Detective Inspector Wilfred Smith (Wilding) and starts falling for him. But all is not as it seems. Charlotte may have benefited from the murder but there are clues that she is not the actual killer. Jonathan may not be as innocent as he acts. Smith knows more than he is willing to share with Eve. [[spoiler:Charlotte Charlotte convinced Jonathan to kill her husband for her. Much of his sob story was fabricated. He has actually killed before and has a violent temper. He eventually turns on Eve and tries to kill her too]]. too. Even the flashbacks are [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable]].unreliable]].



* DawsonCasting: Eve is supposed to be a young acting student, probably in her 20s. She is played by 33-year-old Jane Wyman, the former wife of RonaldReagan.

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* DawsonCasting: CreatorCameo: As usual with Alfred Hitchcock. Here a very obvious one, as he walks right past Eve and glances back at her as Eve is supposed to be a young acting student, probably in going over her 20s. She is played by 33-year-old Jane Wyman, the former wife of RonaldReagan.fake "Doris" identity.


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* DrivingADesk: Very obvious on mutliple occasions as people are driving around.


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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Must be dreadful to sing and dance and be gay with that horrible picture still burning in one's mind."
* InMediasRes: The movie opens with Eve driving a panicked Jonathan to safety. He then tells her the story of how Charlotte got him to clean up for her after she killed her husband.
* MaliciousMisnaming:
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Wyman, playing an Englishwoman, sounding like Wyman. Although she does take some stabs at a working class accent when pretending to be Doris the maid.


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* WidowsWeeds: Charlotte's insincerity is demonstrated in a scene where she's preening and primping while putting on widow's weeds, wondering if she can show more cleavage.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Charlotte was cheating on her husband with Jonathan.
5th Jul '12 1:02:05 AM FELH2
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'''Stage Fright''' is a 1950 crime thriller film, based on the short story ''Man Running'' by Selwyn Jepson. It was directed by AlfredHitchcock. The main stars were JaneWyman, Creator/MarleneDietrich, MichaelWilding and RichardTodd.

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'''Stage Fright''' is a 1950 crime thriller film, based on the short story ''Man Running'' by Selwyn Jepson. It was directed by AlfredHitchcock. Creator/AlfredHitchcock. The main stars were JaneWyman, Creator/MarleneDietrich, MichaelWilding and RichardTodd.
RichardTodd.



* AmateurSleuth: Eve Gill.

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* AmateurSleuth: Eve Gill.



* DistressedDude: Jonathan. Wanted by the police and in desperate need of protection.
* DotingParent: The Commodore is apparently willing to do everything for his daughter, including harboring wanted criminals.
* FemmeFatale: Charlotte Inwood. The 49-year-old Dietrich gives a sexier performance than Wyman.

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* DistressedDude: Jonathan. Wanted by the police and in desperate need of protection.
protection.
* DotingParent: The Commodore is apparently willing to do everything for his daughter, including harboring wanted criminals.
criminals.
* FemmeFatale: Charlotte Inwood. The 49-year-old Dietrich gives a sexier performance than Wyman.
25th Jun '12 3:38:48 PM LordGro
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'''Stage Fright''' is a 1950 crime thriller film, based on the short story ''Man Running'' by Selwyn Jepson. It was directed by AlfredHitchcock. The main stars were JaneWyman, MarleneDietrich, MichaelWilding and RichardTodd.

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'''Stage Fright''' is a 1950 crime thriller film, based on the short story ''Man Running'' by Selwyn Jepson. It was directed by AlfredHitchcock. The main stars were JaneWyman, MarleneDietrich, Creator/MarleneDietrich, MichaelWilding and RichardTodd.






* WoundedGazelleGambit: Jonathan pretends to be the innocent victim of Charlotte. He may be her victim, but not really innocent.

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Jonathan pretends to be the innocent victim of Charlotte. He may be her victim, but not really innocent.innocent.
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