Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Michael Wilding (Elizabeth Taylors 1st husband), Richard Todd and simply a GREAT CHARACTER (Jane's eccentric, reclusive father in the movie) played by Alastair Sims. For some reason the scene where the father lives impacted me so much along with the scenes surrounding it are the 1st things I always remember about this movie. The father's character is CHARMING and disarming. As with most Hitchcocks, this movie is filled with early controversial sexual innuendo and interesting banter between and among all characters. This is also the 1st. movie that Alfred cast his daughter Patricia in.
THIS IS WHY ORSON WELLES WAS SUCH A MASTERFUL MOVIEMAKER.\nAND WHY ALSO THE ORIGINAL RELEASE WAS RE-LEASED AS PER ORSON'S MEMO TO THE STUDIO.\nTHE OPENING SEQUENCE IS A LONG TAKE AND DRAWS YOU IN TILL YOU REMEMBER TO BREATHE AGAIN.ZSAZSA AND MARLENE HAVE BRIEF ROLES,ESPECIALLY THE FORMER.THE ONE WHO STANDS OUT IS DENNIS WEAVER AS THE HOTEL OWNER -STUNNING!!
Do not buy these. Manufactures continue to deceive with vague product descriptions. Two of these are full frame (4:3) aspect ratio. The other is listed as wide-screen but the wide-screen version is crammed into a letterboxed 4:3 aspect ratio. Anamporphic wide-screen is the way to go. Anamorphic is the word to look for. 4:3 aspect ratio is dead, when will you manufactures learn to be honest.