31 May 2009

Hitchcock | Aventure Malgache (1944)

Aventure Malgache (1944)
written by Jules Francois Clermont and an uncredited Angus MacPhail

Hitchcock's second World War II propaganda film, intended for the French Resistance. This one doesn't work as well as the first. The producers of the film didn't think so, either, and did not release it.

This one has a very specific audience; its intention was to encourage disparate French communities to put aside their differences and unite to fight the Vichy government. It's a more political film, lacking the chases and escapes of Bon Voyage, but also sporting much more humor. Frankly, I found it dull and could barely keep my eyes open to keep up with the subtitles. (5/10)

Watched the region 1 DVD released by Image in 1998. Same disc as Bon Voyage.