Under Capricorn In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare (Michael Wilding) travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin, who has just been appointed Governor. When he arrives, he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict Sam Flusky (Joseph Cotten), who wants to do a business deal with him. While attending a dinner party at Flusky’s house, Charles meets Flusky’s wife Henrietta (Ingrid Bergman), whom he had known as a child back in Ireland. Henrietta is an alcoholic, and seems to be on the verge of madness.
Underrated and beautifully photographed
It was an enjoyable movie but I like the non-typical Hitchcock films.
Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotton are wonderful and I really like Michael Wilding (he was great in Stage Fright also).
This film was a little reminiscent of Gaslight (when I was a kid I thought Gaslight was a Hitchcock film) I really don’t know why they say typical Hitchcock anyway, his films are really from one end of the spectrum to the other.
It was his only period piece so I was curious to see it I really liked this film and hope more people will give it a try, In my humble opinion his last 2 movies were the worst.