Vintage Photos of Ingrid Bergman in Hitchcock´s Under Capricorn (1949)

Under Capricorn is, a 1949 British historical thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, about a man who is in love with a woman who turns out to be an alcoholic. Hitchcock considered it to be one of his worst films. It was based on the novel Under Capricorn (1937) by Australian novelist and politician Helen Simpson.

The film is a mystery involving a love triangle, set in colonial Sydney, New South Wales, Australia during the 1830s. The new Governor, Sir Richard (Cecil Parker), arrives with his cheery but indolent nephew, the Honorable Charles Adare (Michael Wilding), who is invited to dinner by a local business man (Joseph Cotten) and discovers that he already knows his wife, Lady Henrietta (Ingrid Bergman). She is now a hopeless alcoholic who is socially shunned, but she used to be a good friend of Charles’ sister when they were children in Ireland.

The title “Under Capricorn” references the Tropic of Capricorn, which bisects Australia. Capricornus is a constellation; Capricorn is an astrological sign dominated by the goat, which is a symbol of sexual desire.

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Publicity shot of Ingrid Bergman and Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

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Publicity shot of Ingrid Bergman and Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

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Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

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Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

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Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

Beautiful Greta Garbo for Queen Christina (1933)

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Portrait of Greta Garbo for Queen Christina directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 1933. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull via

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Portrait of Greta Garbo for Queen Christina directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 1933. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull via

Julie Andrews in 1820s Period Drama Hawaii (1966)

1820s Yale University divinity student Abner Hale (Max von Sydow), a rigid and humorless New England Calvinist missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley (Julie Andrews) and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener, on the third chapter, From the Farm of Bitterness, which covers the settlement of the island kingdom by its first American missionaries

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Julie Andrews in Hawaii directed by George Roy Hill, 1966 via

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Julie Andrews in Hawaii directed by George Roy Hill, photo by David Hurn 1966 via

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Julie Andrews in Hawaii directed by George Roy Hill, photo by David Hurn 1966 via