Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him. In flashback, she recalls meeting new flame Michael Morrell, and Dunning's machinations leading to the fatal argument. The next day, it appears that Valerie's former rival Marian Webster is the prime suspect. Or is suave police Captain Danbury just playing cat and mouse with her? Nicely catty dialogue.
Sam and Felix are art thieves. Sam has just stolen a picture from a museum in Italy, but told Felix that it was lost in a boat accident. He wants copies made to sell while he will sell the original and get paid both ways. To find an artist, they pick the young, beautiful, naive Anna. When Anna has doubts, Sam strings her along and then marries her and go to Sicily on their honeymoon. Anna finds out that Sam is a thief and is very disappointed. Felix finds out that Sam has the original and is out to get it. The police are also waiting along with the buyer that Sam has for the painting.
Spielbergian. Capraesque. In the history of cinema, only a handful of filmmakers have so defined a style as to merit adding a word to our vocabulary. Discover what makes a Hitchcock film Hitchcockian. When it comes to thrillers and tales of suspense, there is no greater artist than Alfred Hitchcock. The British-American filmmaker carved out his place in annals of cinema and TV by creating a distinct style that is immediately recognizable and always memorable. "The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style" consists of interviews, clips, storyboards and behind-the-scenes footage to reveal what defines the unmistakable Hitchcock style, with observations from additional commentators, including Martin Scorsese and John Carpenter.