Miami Beach Cinematheque. April 30th, 2009. 8:30 p.m. The film Frenzy, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1972 and featuring Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Anna Massey, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on April 30th, 2009 at 8:30 p.m.
Frenzy marked Hitchcock's return not only to England for the first time in twenty years but also to the subject matter with which he'd started his career in thrillers back in 1926 – murder, and a hunt for a serial killer in London. As the latest female victim of the "Necktie Murderer" is found in the Thames, raped and strangled, we meet Richard Blaney (Jon Finch), a bitter, belligerent ex-Royal Air Force officer who can't seem to find his way in life. We also meet his girlfriend, a barmaid (Anna Massey); his ex-wife, a professional matchmaker (Barbara Leigh-Hunt); and his best friend. Their connection to the necktie murders will be clear to us in the first thirty minutes, as Chief Inspector Oxford (Alec McCowan) and his men tighten a circle around the wrong man, who rapidly runs out of options and allies.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139