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Frank S. Nugent,
New York Times:
An altogether brilliant film, haunting, suspenseful, handsome and handsomely played.
Through its first two-thirds it is as perfect a myth of adolescence as any of the Disney films, documenting the childlike, nameless heroine's initiation into the adult mysteries of sex, death, and identity.
New York Daily News:
It is the finest job of direction accomplished by a master director and may justly be called Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece.
The result exhibits that the director is capable of a range few would credit him with.
This time Hitchcock does it all his way, does a splendid job and has a splendid cast to do it with.
Hitchcock shows superb technical control and attends to his trademark motifs, from monstrous mother figures to the fetishisation of clothing.
One of the finest productional efforts of the past year.