Saboteur [DVD] [1942]

  • SKU: 14904295
  • Release Date: 06/20/2006
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Saboteur: A Closer Look
  • Storyboards: The Statue of Liberty Sequence
  • Alfred Hitchcock's sketches
  • Production photographs
  • Production notes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned


Aircraft plant worker Robert Cummings is accused of sabotaging his factory and causing the death of a co-worker. Actually, Cummings is the fall guy for a clever ring of Nazi spies, headed by above-suspicion American philanthropist Otto Kruger. Our hero goes on a cross-country chase after genuine saboteur Norman Lloyd, all the while pursued himself by the police. Along the way, he acquires a reluctant "travelling companion" in the form of Priscilla Lane, who at first despises Cummings and intends to turn him over to the authorities at the first opportunity, but who gradually comes to realize that the boy is innocent. Alfred Hitchcock intended Saboteur to be the American equivalent to his British The 39 Steps, employing such details as the solid-citizen villain, the handcuffed hero, the unwilling blonde heroine, and any number of stopovers with a variety of offbeat characters (a travelling "freak" show, a compassionate blind man, a grizzled old prospector who turns out to be one of the spies, etc.) ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Priscilla Lane
    Priscilla Lane - Patricia Martin ("Pat")
  • Robert Cummings
    Robert Cummings - Barry Kane
  • Norman Lloyd
    Norman Lloyd - Frank Fry
  • Otto Kruger
    Otto Kruger - Charles Tobin
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    Murray Alper - Truck Driver

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hitchcock mastery evident

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    This is a film I had only seen once ages ago on a small screen TV. Seeing a high quality Blu-ray version was such a pleasure. I can only imagine the impact of a film like this when released in war time, but even today the saga of a conspiracy and a man wrongly suspected is a powerful one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Propaganda Hitchcock Film

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    One of the minor films in Hitchcock's canon, but still a decent film. It features a road trip across the U.S. right after the outbreak of WWII. It's entertaining and features classic Hitchcock moments, but fails to be one his masterpieces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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