Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lost Stream Gem: --> "Saboteur" (1942)


"Like a stranger
in my own home town...
My so called friends
stopped being friendly."
~ Elvis ~
NO SPOILERS:
"Saboteur" (Alfred Hitchcock 1942)...if made today would obviously be called, "Terrorist", and is as relevant now as it was back then.  And what impresses most about this black and white film is how good it looks and how much excitement it provides.

The story revolves around a young factory worker (played terrifically by Robert Cummings) who is wrongfully accused of sabotage. He immediately goes on the run trying to find the scum whose responsible.

On the way, he meets a slew of wonderfully peculiar supporting characters that Hitchcock throws into the mix that makes for a tasty cinema stew. This film is good stuff and highly recommended.
MUST SEE MOMENT:
The desperate way our hero breaks out of his handcuffs .  And the odd encounter with the traveling circus people is not to be missed.

"Stranger In My Own Hometown" - From Elvis In Memphis (1969)



I'm like a stranger
Like a stranger in my own home town
I'm like a stranger
Like a stranger in my own home town
My so called friends stopped being friendly.
Oh but you can't keep a good man down
Oh no, can't get him down

I came home with good intentions

About 5 or 6 years ago
I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago
But my home town won't accept me
Just don't feel welcome here no more
My home town won't accept me
Just don't feel welcome here no more

I came home with good intentions

About 5 or 6 years ago, yes I did
I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago
But my home town won't accept me
Just don't feel welcome here no more

Casey Chambers
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