Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Foreign Correspondent" (1940)


The Criterion Collection is out with another awesome cover this week for Alfred Hitchcock's under-appreciated Foreign Correspondent. This is one of his best movies, a mass government conspiracy thriller that sees an everyman international reporter (Joel McCrea) mixed up in one dangerous incident after another, and all at the start of WWII. I really love this movie, and it has some of Hitchcock's best setpieces, from the confrontation in the mysterious windmills to the climactic plane crash (an insanely impressive stunt for the time). Not to mention a scene-stealing early turn from the great George Sanders as a fellow muckraker. Look for this one.

Original trailer from 1940: