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Sabotage

Sabotage bomb on bus

Sabotage was produced and released in 1936.

Mr Verloc is "trapped" in the exit at London Zoo.

Cast

Sylvia Sidney... Mrs. Sylvia Verloc (credited as Sylvia Sydney)
Oskar Homolka... Verloc - Sylvia's Husband (credited as Oscar Homolka)
Desmond Tester... Stevie - Sylvia's Young Brother
John Loder... Detective Sergeant Ted Spencer
Joyce Barbour... Renee
Matthew Boulton... Superintendent Talbot
S.J. Warmington... Hollingshead
William Dewhurst... Professor A.F. Chatman

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Bird Motif in Hitchcock's Films

Birds are often an ominous sign in Hitchcock's films and/or representatives of evil and horror.

The Lodger, 1926/1927  
Blackmail, 1929 Alice has a canary bird twittering ominously after the murder
Sabotage, 1936 The bomb is made in a bird shop.
"The birds will sing at 1:45"
Who Killed Cock Robin?
Young and Innocent, 1937/1938 When the two women see the body, they turn away and Hitchcock cuts to extreme close-ups of gulls and then back to the women again.
The Lady Vanishes, 1937/1938 A bird cage in the inn is seen right after the camera has entered through the window
Charters calls Miss Froy «a queer sort of bird» in the restaurant at the inn
When Droppo and Gilbert starts to fight there is a bird in front of the camera.
Saboteur, 1942 When Pat is begging her uncle to give up Barry, a bird is seen in the same frame.
Foreign Correspondent, 1940 Van Meer is talking a lot of birds.
To Catch a Thief, 1954/1955  
Vertigo, 1957/1958 Novak wears a Hummingbird pin on her lapel.
Psycho, 1959–60/1960 Norman Bates is stuffing birds.
Birds are predominant in the dialogue scene in Norman's office.
The Birds, 1962/1963 The birds are attacking.
Topaz, 1968-69/1969

Gulls are stealing the French loaf that the Cuban resistance people had hidden their cameras in. This reveals them to the Cuban militaries.

Family Plot, 1975/1976 Mrs "Rainbird" is the reason Blanche starts her investigation.

 

Mr Verloc at London Zoo getting instructions for his next assignment.

 

The ticking clockwork double exposed on the bomb.

 

Aberrant Women Motif in Hitchcock's Movies

 

 

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