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    I thought a lot of it was very good but the last 10 mins totally lacked credibility. Blaney gets framed and imprisioned for murder and then about two minutes after his conviction (a several month process at least) the inspector suddenly begins to have doubts about his conviction. Meanwhile, Rusk is committing another murder that would inevitably lead to a re-opening of the case anyway and his likely imprisonment as Blaney had accused him at his trial.

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    I thought a lot of it was very good but the last 10 mins totally lacked credibility.
    Yes, it all seemed to be tied up very hurriedly. I prefer "North By North West" or the aforementioned "Psycho".

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    I am now working with the Master of filming.

    Where I was born in Islington London, there was a huge warehouse type building on the corner of the Grand Union Canal in New North Road. (Very near the North Pole Pub)

    It was in fact a film studio. As a kid in the forties I used to swim in the canal as it cost nothing entrance fee. (You had to watch out for the large Mocking birds floating on top of the water)

    I think the studio was called Gainsborough and as a kid I remember strangely dressed people popping into the pub on the corner of New North Road and Elizabeth Avenue. (Supporting Artists of the past)

    Anyway, that’s where Alfred Hitchcock made many of his films.

    (I could have bumped into him while I was going swimming and he was popping in for a swift half. It’s a small world)

    ONTO THE FILM…

    I was now the not so proud owner of an old Bedford van and was booked by the 2nd A.D. on Frenzy to report to Covent Garden fruit market for the start of a weeks work...

    There must have been fifty supporting artists working that week as market porters.

    It was thirty years ago but some people still come to mind, like Big Mo Dunster who was stand/in on films for Donald Sutherland. Jimmy (the crow) Hammilton, Eddie Dillon And Bill (the body) Hemmings.

    I remember the day that Donald Sutherland came down to speak to Mo about a private matter and got into one of the shots.(Everyone wants to be in a Hitchcock movie)

    Mo has done well for himself and now lives in the U.S.A. looking after the Sutherland clan. Best wishes Mo, love Boysie.

    Mr. Hitchcock was not very well while he was directing this film and would line up all the shots he wanted and leave the running around to his 1st A.D. (Colin Brewer, I think)

    We filmed all around the market for the next week or so loading vans and unloading vans (Including my old Bedford) but I was more interested in watching the Master at work. Then near the end of the shoot in the market it happened.

    The Master looked at me then at the 1st A.D. and said…

    ‘’Tell that man to climb up on that lorry and start unloading it’’

    (‘’That man’’) he said my name, I was being directed by the great man himself.

    We shot a lot of the inside of the film at Pinewood. Then some stuff with the Bedford Following a potato lorry up and down major roads and that was it.

    I was sorry to see the end of the filming but it’s one film I will never forget.

    If you’re looking down from that great studio in the sky Mr. Hitchcock ‘’That Man’’ will say hello when he gets there.







    Looking a bit scruffy on Frenzy………



    My pic on my web bio year 1972 ..................Aitch,

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    Yes, great post Aitch!



    Did you by any chance meet Margaret Nolan while working on the film? She's not in the film itself as her scene was cut...she was one of the murder victims.



    I particularly remember the scene where Barbara Leigh Hunt is strangled with a tie....

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    Yes, great post Aitch!

    Did you by any chance meet Margaret Nolan while working on the film? She's not in the film itself as her scene was cut...she was one of the murder victims.



    I particularly remember the scene where Barbara Leigh Hunt is strangled with a tie....
    The girl they dragged out of the river was a stunt girl I heard...



    Aitch,

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    I still find it a chilling film and the best of the late Hitchcocks. There are some anachronisms in it such as a Finch wearing tweeds in London in the 70s (wouldn't have stood out by that time) which make it look like Hitch returned to blightly unaware that time had moved on since his heyday there. Frenzy makes many of his later American films looks bloated and lethargic by comparison.



    The source book by Arthur La Bern Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square is well worth a read by the way

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    "That's a very frugal lunch for a woman with such an opulent figure".
    "Lovely!"

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