One of Hitchcock's finest
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. When tennis pro Guy Haines idly makes conversation with a stranger about "swapping murders" to get rid of the inconvenient people in their lives he thinks nothing of it. Until his wife turns up dead… "Hitchcock's handling of the suspense is deadly effective." – Film4 "Hitchcock embroiders the plot into a gripping, palm-sweating piece of suspense." – Variety Certificate: PG. Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"The power of the story…lies in its simplicity, and Hitchcock's piles on the sinister layers as only he can."