Rich and Strange
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This atypical Alfred Hitchcock effort is a cautionary fable which lends credence to the old saw "Love flies out the door when money flies in the window." Joan Barry and Henry Kendall play a young married couple who suddenly come into an inheritance. Bored with their working-class existence, hero and heroine embark upon a world cruise, and it isn't long before Barry gets romantically involved with a landed-gentry gentleman. Meanwhile, Kendall is swept off his feet by a phony princess, who tricks him out of all his money. Broke and miserable, Barry and Kendall head home on a shabby… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

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"And so it is: this early (1932) Hitchcock film shows more signs of the artist to come than any of his other British movies."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A film very worthy of its title."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Definitely not one of Hitch's best films, but it is definitely worth a viewing or two."
‑ Ted Prigge,
"... a mature exploration of personal disappointment and longing for a fantasy that doesn't exist and an adult confrontation of wandering affections and romantic betrayal..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"Slight but pleasant film that has some of the Master's later touches but disappoints more than it pleases."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film seems uncomfortable in either the silent or sound camp."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Not really good, but fascinating departure for Hitchcock"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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