The best thing about Framed (1947) was the way Janis Carter was captured every time she was up to no good. You could see it in her face that her mind was working on some devious scheme! Love that! The plot is not bad either, but it lacked a little punch to deliver on its potential.
I remember loving the characters, but struggling about feeling the excitement of the story when watching the French original called Pièges (1939), and the Hollywood remake Lured (1947) has a lot of the same problems, but there were more actors I love which made it more entertaining. Still a mild letdown script wise, but you do get entertained by it.
"Cricket, sir. Cricket!"
This is one of the funnier Alfred Hitchcock films and up there with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935) as Hitchcock's best British work of the 30s. The pacing so different. Taking it's time for a seemingly irrelevant opening portion other then to get to know some of the people and get entertained with slapstick and naughtiness before the suspense elements slowly starts taking over when the train start rolling. And…
I'm sorry. I know it's a cliché, but watching this film along with it's contemporary releases, Citizen Kane (1941) really DOES stick out unlike anything else at the time. The unique performances, lighting/shadows, claustrophobic sets, experimental filming, not to mention the narrative structure, blah, blah blah.... you all know this. Others can tell you a lot more about that.
The film has received so much praise that there is almost a backlash to it. I think people seeking it out…