LACONIA — An Alfred Hitchcock thriller about terrorism in the United Kingdom will be the featured "LRPA After Dark" presentation this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, at 10:30 p.m. on Lakes Region Public Access Channel 25.
"Sabotage" stars Sylvia Sidney, Oscar Homolka and John Loder. Homolka plays a London movie-theater owner who maintains a secret life as a paid terrorist. Homolka's wife Sylvia Sidney doesn't suspect Homolka of any wrongdoing, but she's picked up enough secondhand information about her husband's activities to arouse the interest of government agent, played by Loder.
"Sabotage" bears similarities with several of Hitchcock's previous films, particularly Blackmail (1929), which also features a murder committed by a woman in a dazed state.
The subject matter of "Sabotage" — organized terrorist activities — may have seemed outrageous to pre-World War II audiences, but will seem very up-to-date to today's viewer. The film includes one of Hitchcock's most infamous scenes, one that shocked audiences in 1936 and is still quite powerful more than 70 years later.
Those who are not subscribers to MetroCast Cablevision can watch the program by logging on to Live Stream through the Public Access website, www.lrpa.org.
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