Wed 27 January 2021

The Odeon of Death takes a look at the week’s events through the medium of cinema.

The Trouble with Jeffrey (1955)

A body is found in a sleepy New England town, but nobody knows whodunnit, in Hitchcock’s classic black comedy. Was it Donald in the bunker? Or the mysterious Firm and their pack of trained killer corgis? “Definitely Hashtag Killary,” says Donald, wiping down his nine-iron.

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