Tuesday the 12th of June 2012
seen via TCM HD In 1831 Austrialia, ex-convict turned wealthy and powerful business man Sam Flusky, played by Cotten, befriends fresh-off-the-boat and looking to make his fortune Charles Adare, played by Wilding. Wilding soon falls for Cotten's alcoholic wife, played by Bergman, and sets about rebuilding her self-esteem. But the Flusky house has secrets that, when revealed, cast a new light on everything. Solid performances and Hitchcock's use of the long takes he experimented with in Rope (1948) can't overcome a talky, dull script that feels like a less interesting retread of Rebecca (1940), minus the gothic overtones. A somewhat forgotten entry in the Hitchcock oeuvre, Under Capricorn should probably stay that way.