In her first appearance in a Hitchcock thriller, Grace Kelly plays Margot Wendice, wife of retired English tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland). When her ex-lover, American crime writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings) comes to visit the couple in London, the discovery of Margot’s past unfaithfulness leads her husband to plot her murder. With Margot out of the way, he would inherit her fortune and could continue his life of leisure. But the perfect crime does not go as planned…
Alfred Hitchcock was spellbound by Grace Kelly’s cool, blonde elegance and subtle sex appeal – to him, she was ‘a snow- covered volcano’. In the course of only two years, he shot three films with her and he would have loved to make a fourth, Marnie (1964). Yet despite his best attempts to persuade her of a comeback – and despite Grace’s own pronounced interest in the role – the Princess of Monaco never returned to the screen after her marriage.
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we will show the three classic thrillers directed by Hitchcock starring Grace Kelly.
FREE Admission. Places limited.