Number Seventeen (Number 17)
Number Seventeen (Number 17) (1932)

John Stuart is blown into a derelict building to find cockney Leon M. Lion crashed for the night; a corpse; a blonde looking for her father; a couple, one of whom is mute, wanting to view the property at midnight - plus a handcuffed couple… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1932
DVD Release Date: July 28, 1998
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A peculiar and neglected early Hitchcock stage adaptation.

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TV Guide

A technically compelling Hitchcock film which, while made early in his career and rather crude, displays his genius at creating visual suspense.

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Time Out

The plotting is half-baked and the special effects are so crude that they make the back projection in Marnie look like the last word in verisimilitude.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unsatisfactory early tongue-in-cheek comedy/suspense yarn directed and cowritten by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Fernando F. Croce

A most endearing Alfred Hitchcock whirl

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Highly entertaining but practically incomprehensible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This was the worst Hitckcock movie I'd ever seen. The movie's quality is horrible, it's slow and boring, and the plot is really thin. I… More
Cassandra Maples
NUMBER SEVENTEEN is one of the very few films Alfred Hitchcock made that has aged poorly. It's bizarre to find a movie he made that doesn't improve on… More
William Sleet
"Coo blimey, if it ain't my lucky day! I'm a murderer, I'm a liar and now I'm a b-bathroom fitting!" Number Seventeen is… More
Daniel Dolgin
This was one of Hitchcock's early works and was one of his worse. It was very hard to follow and despite the film being only slightly more than an hour it… More
Drew Smith
I wouldn't call this a complete disaster, but I guess even the masters have to start somewhere...Hitchcock totally lost me on this one. Number 17 is full… More
Mike T.
Despite an attractive visual style and some very innovative editing, Number Seventeen falters from weak structure and lack of character development.