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Number Seventeen (Special Edition) aka Number 17 (Blu-ray)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Release Year: 1932
Running Time: 63
UPC: 7 38329 25686 9
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English

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Leon M. Lion
Anne Grey
John Stuart
Donald Calthrop
Barry Jones
Ann Casson


Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

From the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, comes Number Seventeen, a gem of a comedy-thriller from the legendary director’s early years in the British film industry. In an empty London house, a hobo named Ben (Leon M. Lion) looks for shelter—but instead finds a corpse. When a detective (John Stuart) shows up, he questions Ben, but is interrupted when a girl (Ann Casson) falls through the roof. Her father has vanished, and she’s received an inscrutable telegram that mentions both the house and a missing necklace. Soon more suspicious characters turn up, all looking for the necklace, and none of them who they claim to be. With its exhilarating climactic chase sequence and masterful mix of suspense, scares and humor, Number Seventeen is pure, classic Hitchcock!

Blu-ray Extras Include:
4K Restoration by Studio Canal

NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette

Hitchcock/Truffaut: Icon interviews Icon (Audio)

Hitchcock: The Early Years – Documentary

Introduction by Noel Simsolo


I watched this film BEFORE I listened to the audio commentary. I suggest you do the same.

This restoration looks terrific.

The use of light and shadow was  dictated by the light sources in the film (candlelight).

That use was clearly not based on old tropes.

Hitchcock described the film as a failure.

Perhaps it was a failure with the public.

With this viewer it is a success.

I enjoyed it immensely.

I will be watching  it again.

The bonus materials are superb.

–Reg Hartt

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