Alfred Hitchcock has always been one of my favorite directors. His movies are, of course, really enjoyable. However, it wasn't until I took a film class that I really appreciated him. We would learn about camera angles and different kinds of shots available to a filmmaker. Hitchcock used each camera angle to its full potential. I was amazed at how many examples I could think of where he had used different kinds of shots in a completely unique ways.
This is the classic Hitchcock tale of the wrong man accused of a crime. There is also a love story that plays out in between the action. Surprisingly, this movie is sometimes hilarious. My favorite Hitch movies (his assistant called him that in an interview once and now I pretend that I can) come later, but his early films are intriguing and exciting.
On set one day, Hitchcock actually handcuffed Donat and Carroll together and pretended that he lost the key.
HITCHCOCK RADAR: Tossing litter around seven minutes in.
We also learned in my film class that when we are walking with a camera (which you are never supposed to do because of shaky footage) you should walk like Groucho Marx to keep the camera steady.