'Number Seventeen' - Movie Review

Another early Hitchcock (following "Rich and Strange," which I watched a couple months ago). This one was made in 1932 - the year after "Rich and Strange."

The movie is a mystery box, opening with two unnamed men bumping into each other at a house that's for rent. But it's the middle of the night and they find a corpse in the house with them. As they're trying to sort things out, things move around and people arrive, and we still don't know who anyone is ...

Hitchcock hated this movie. I think it's a little better than "Rich and Strange," but still not particularly good. It shows Hitchcock's growing love of reaching shadows - the shadow of a hand reaching for a doorknob and the like.