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The Wednesday Evening Film Series in #SalemOR

Saboteur

July 2 (tonight)

7:00 pm

(Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1942)

Saboteur is made in the style and light-hearted spirit of Hitchcock’s more famous chase films, The 39 Steps and North By Northwest. Wrongly accused of WWII munitions sabotage, a naïve factory worker (Robert Cummings) becomes a classic Hitchcock innocent on the run, traveling east by northeast from California to New York City, on America’s desert and forest highways, in pursuit of a terrorist only he has seen. What may seem merely an episodic comedy-suspense road picture is in fact an odyssey through a series of Hitchcockian moral dialogues as Cummings encounters a diverse array of characters who voice the best and worst of human nature while the nation is at war. His coast-to-coast journey concludes with the film’s celebrated climax on the Statue of Liberty. Fun Hitchcock, rarely seen on the big screen where it belongs. Dorothy Parker wrote some of the film’s clever dialogue. 108 minutes.

“Extremely offbeat wartime Hitchcock yarn… Full of quirky touches, unusual supporting characters, and some outstanding set pieces, including famous finale….” ––Leonard Maltin

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