Stage Fright is a 1950 film about a woman attempting to help her friend, who has been accused of the murder of an actress's husband.
Hands that applaud can also kill! (taglines)
- Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Selwyn Jepson (novel Man Running), Alma Reville (adaptation), Whitfield Cook (screenplay), James Bridie (addl. dialog), Ranald MacDougall (uncredited).
- [about her late husband] He was an abominable man. Why do women marry abominable men?
- [disappointed with the mourning dress she is trying on] Can't you make it... plunge a little in the front?
- Every time I'm beginning to think I know what colour your eyes are you disappear!
- I never hope to be appreciated. Yes, your mother cured me of that. That's why I could never be bothered with your mother.
- Eve Gill [as Doris]: I'm afraid the murderer might come here, Madam. Might get into the dressing room. Might even murder me, Madam. I'm surprised you're not a bit afraid yourself.
- Charlotte Inwood: The theatre is the last place he would be seen. Now stop acting like a silly schoolgirl. The only murderer here is the orchestra leader!
- Eve Gill: There's nothing the matter with your reputation!
- Commodore Gill: Oh, indeed? I'd rather flattered myself that there was...
- Wilfred Smith: I once had a cousin who had an ulcer and an extremely funny face, both at the same time. Everybody laughed at him when he was telling his symptoms. His name was Jim.
- Eve Gill: That must've been terrible!
- Wilfred Smith: Oh, I don't know, "Jim" is quite a common name.
- Eve Gill: I played the Fourth deadly sin.
- Wilfred Smith: Were you good?
- Eve Gill: I was... pretty deadly.
- Love held its breath as sudden terror held the stage!
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- Hands that applaud can also kill!