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Rich and Strange (1931)

director Alfred Hitchcock
producer John Maxwell
writer Alfred Hitchcock
story by Dale Collins - original novel
starring Henry Kendall
Joan Barry
cinematographer Jack E. Cox
editors Winifred Cooper
Rene Marrison
running time 82 minutes (BBFC)
colour black & white
sound mix mono
aspect ratio 1.33:1
studio British International Pictures
availability DVD


Fred and Emily Hill lead a boring life in the London suburbs. They decide to escape from it all by writing to a rich relative and asking for their inheritance in advance. Using the money they go on a world cruise and get into a series of misadventures.


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DVD Releases

released in 2008

8813.gif A l'Est de Shanghaï (1931) / Numéro 17 (1932) - Studio Canal (France, 2008)
R2 PAL 1.33:1

released in 2007

8812.gif Rich and Strange (1931) - Lionsgate (USA, 2007) - part of a box set
R1 NTSC 1.33:1
8811.gif Rich and Strange (1931) - Optimum Releasing (UK, 2007) - part of a box set
R2 PAL 1.33:1
8810.gif Endlich Sind Wir Reich (1931) - Arthaus (Germany, 2007)
R2 PAL 1.33:1

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