Murder! (1930)

Creaky, formative Hitchcock concerns the director's No. 1 cinematic preoccupation: guilt and innocence. A juror (Herbert Marshall) who helped convict a young actress (Norah Baring) of murder has second thoughts and sets out to find the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1930
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2000
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It remains a crucial insight into the development of one of the cinema's greatest artists, and so, essential viewing.

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New York Times

An intelligent, well-acted and thoroughly entertaining motion picture in the routine pattern of mystery thrillers.

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Emanuel Levy

Hitchcock's tenth feature, a crime drama set in the theater, is one of his best British films, featuring Herbert Marshall in his first speaking part and a new kind of villain.

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Variety Staff

Well photographed and mounted, it contains all the gadgets of the pet Alfred Hitchcock technique, from quick cutting to skillful dialog blending.

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Fernando F. Croce

Hitchcock's splendidly self-reflexive mystery

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TV Guide

An atypical Hitchcock film which depends on the element of surprise rather than his usual building of suspense.

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Time Out

Perhaps the most provocative of all early British Hitchcocks.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Odd early Hitchcock has some creative camera work and visual style.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's enjoyable on its own terms, but is a far cry from Hitch's better films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This early Hitch effort concerns a juror who, after originally deciding to vote guilty in a trial of a woman accused of murder, has seconds thoguhts about his… More
Lady D'arbanville
Certainly a well worn piece in terms of hard wearing film. For me this film is saved by the ending which I felt was wrapped up nicely, but was a little bored… More
Aj V
Not one of Hitchcock's best movies, kind of boring.
Daniel Dolgin
Hitchcock's early work of "Murder!" had potential to be among one of his bet films. The time spent in the jury with the 12 individuals was… More
Daniel Mumby
Alfred Hitchcock's early work is very uneven; it's only when you get to the likes of The Man Who Knew Too Much and The 39 Steps that the great… More