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Lions, Towers & Shields 28: Hitchcock Tilts at Windmills

Or. What if Santa Claus Pushed You off a Tower?

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest American films is among the most enjoyable to watch. Joel McCrea is the reporter of the title, off to find out what’s happening in Europe for the benefit of a prewar American audience. Spies, murder and amazing character actors abound, along with some extraordinary Hitchcock set pieces.

Nathan Alderman with Shelly Brisbin and Micheline Maynard