Foreign Correspondent ★★★★

It’s always highly amusing that in films of this era, the lead male and female will most likely fall in love and propose marriage at the batting of an eyelid, and this 1940 effort from Mr. Hitchcock is no exception to this trope. Yet, this is merely a slight flaw on an otherwise sophisticated and thrilling prelude to war romp which is chock-filled with set-pieces and accomplished effects; from the black umbrella chase, to the staging of the windmill scenario, to the hotel room escape to a bloody plane crash in the ocean!

I can’t believe I’d passed it up for so long, and would heartily recommend it to anyone who like myself, had heard it was a lesser Hitch effort.

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