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Foreign Correspondent Movie Review Summary

Actors: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Harry Davenport, Albert Bassermann

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FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT is a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940.
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NYC journalist (McCrea) is sent by his boss to Europe in order to interview the Dutch politician Van Meer about the risks of a future war against Germany. In London, Johnny falls for Carol Fisher, the daughter of Stephen Fisher (Marshall), the head of an important pacifistic organisation trying to prevent the war.

In Holland, Johnny is the only one who notices that Van Meer has been kidnapped and replaced by a look-alike. The American journalist will discover that the German Nazi organisation responsible for the kidnapping wants Van Meer to reveal the secret clause of a treaty signed by the European nations opposed to Hitler. Things get complicated when Johnny and the British journalist Scott Folliott (Sanders), while trying to expose the bad guys, finally understand that the head of this organisation is nobody else than Stephen Fisher, Carol's father.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of Foreign Correspondent

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   breaking up an evil organization    -   political kidnapping

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Netherlands/Holland Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   drowning    -   lifeboat Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights

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