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5.9
/10
329 Ratings

The Paradine Case

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
United States, 1947
Crime, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him.

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The Paradine Case Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1948 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

An eccentric courtroom procedural that’s infused with the director’s perversity and enlivened by his profound imagination… It’s easy for a cinephile or film critic to recognize the accomplished audacity of, say, the shower scene from Psycho. But The Paradine Case revels in the quiet brilliance that defines Hitchcock’s cinema: its geometrically fluid rendering of power.
June 09, 2017
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The Siren, perverse mortal that she is, long ago adopted this pain-in-the-neck film as her very own pet Hitchcock orphan (along with Lifeboat and Rope). It is slow, yes, but it whispers along like silk, until that courtroom climax fells the audience right along with Anthony Keane. And it is exquisite to behold.
May 01, 2015
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I think it’s pretty top-flight melodrama, in the Hitchcock mode (which is quite different but equally as cinematically and emotionally astute as the Sirk mode): swift, sharply written, involving, emotionally potent.
April 30, 2015
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