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Two Famous Hitchcock Villains in One Movie


To me, "ffolkes" is notable because it has the only appearance of two great Hitchcock movie villains facing off in the same picture:

Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates from "Psycho")

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James Mason (Cary Grant's spymaster adversary Vandamm in "North by Northwest")

Mason is a good guy in this one, however.

The two actors get a scene or two together, and it is great to hear their voices, see their faces, in juxtaposition, given that they represent two of the greatest Hitchcock villains ever.

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Yes, they are both excellent actors, James Mason is a favourite of mine, and the Hitchcock films they starred in were also excellent. I think that this film is a neat thriller.

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You guys, forget Mason and Perkins, let's face facts: only one man owns North Sea Hijack, and he worse an uncharacteristic beard and a funny hat for most of the film.

"He's a bit of a rough diamond but his heart's in the right place."

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Yes, that hat was amazing...!

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Yeah, that was great.

The other funny thing, too, are the Bond connections. First, obviously, is Roger Moore, who played Bond. David Hedison co-stars here and also played Felix Leiter in Moore's first Bond outing, "Live and Let Die." George Baker also appeared in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." And James Mason was one of the early choices to play Bond in "Dr. No" and supposedly agreed on the condition that he'd only do that film and no others.

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George Baker was apparantly ahead of Connery in the list of possible Bonds,but for some reason said no.However he did appear in a Bond movie-OHMSS

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