Number Seventeen Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Stuart, Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, Donald Calthrop, Barry Jones, Ann Casson, Henry Caine, Garry Marsh

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NUMBER SEVENTEEN is a British movie, based on a stage play, directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1932.
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Four thieves, a policeman, a bum and an innocent girl meet one night in an empty house. One soon understands that the thieves are here to collect a jewel a fifth thief is about to bring into the house and that the policeman stays incognito in order to arrest them. As they don't know each other, the arrival of the crook with the jewel will create several quiproquos before the bad guys leave the house and take the train to the Channel.

The second half of the movie describes a cat and mouse chase between the thieves aboard a train without conductor nor mecanichal engineer and the policeman who follows the train in a bus at top speed.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Number Seventeen

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   white collar fraud/theft Criminal enemy is...    -   stolen goods organization

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   play

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