For inexplicable reasons, Foreign Correspondent never achieved the fame of The 39 Steps or North by Northwest, but it is certainly good enough to join the ranks of these better-known Hitchcock thrillers. Set just before the beginning of World War II, the film focuses on murder, international intrigue, and an innocent Joel McCrea caught between spies and counterspies. Highlights include an assassination on a rainy day with the killer escaping into a sea of umbrellas, a group of spies who signal their Dutch contacts by turning windmills against the wind, and an extraordinary climax aboard a plane that crashes into the ocean. In McCrea's final speech, you can hear the British filmmaker uniting American patriotism with the anti-Nazi cause. --Raphael Shargel
This is one of Hitchcocks early finest. Released the same year has his film Rebecca. Both were nominated for the Academy Award for best pitcher, Rebecca won. Read morePublished 8 months ago by K. D.
Good Suspence thriller from Alfred Hitchcock. Recommend Highly.Published 9 months ago by Movie Buff K. D.
seen this movie a long long time ago,much better this time,for me I enjoy it a lot--Thank youPublished 12 months ago by Wayne Rahn
'Foreign Correspondent' is yet another fantasic mystery from Alfred Hitchcock. Although I don't remember the storyline too much, I remember liking it enough to give it a four-star... Read morePublished on April 26 2004 by Dhaval Vyas
This movie is great. It deserves five stars. This movie is a wonderful drama and chase movie. Only the Master of Suspense could only direct such a great film. See it!Published on Dec 9 2002
This is a great film from Hitchcock's Great Patriotic War period.
And it has one of the finest aviation sequences on film. Read more
This movie is one of my favorite Hitchcocks. The plot is perfect for Hitchcock's type of story. Joel McCrea plays a newspaper reporter who finds a German group of people trying to... Read morePublished on March 15 2002
When the average person thinks of Hitchcock, they usually think of The Birds, Psycho....that sort of thing. That's perfectly understandable. Those are terrific films. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2001 by Rodney Bowcock Jr.