Frenzy Review

One of Hitchcock's final movies is also one of his goriest -- his first R-rated feature -- and most dryly funny. The story's a relatively straight-up crime drama; we know who the bad guy is from the start -- Jon Finch, playing the Necktie Murderer. But he's framed another guy for his crime spree. Meanwhile, inspector Oxford (Alec McCowen) is on the case, and when he isn't tracking down clues, he's eating the increasingly questionable cooking of his trying-hard-but-failing wife. It's Hitch's last great film (he made one more movie and died eight years later), and proof that he still had his form -- last seen put to good use in 1963's The Birds.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 116 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 21st June 1972

Box Office Worldwide: $12.6M

Budget: $3.5M

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Universal Pictures

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Fresh: 27 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Richard Ian Blaney, as Chief Inspector Oxford, as Robert Rusk, as Hetty Porter, as Barbara Jane ('Babs') Milligan, as Brenda Margaret Blaney, Bernard Cribbins as Felix Forsythe, as Monica Barling, Vivien Merchant as Mrs. Oxford, Clive Swift as Johnny Porter, Elsie Randolph as Gladys, Gerald Sim as Mr. Usher - Solicitor in Pub, John Boxer as Sir George