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The Manxman (1929)

A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl.

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Storyline

Despite their differing backgrounds, fisherman Pete and lawyer Philip have been life long friends on the Isle of Man. Pete wants to marry Kate, the landlord's daughter at the local inn, however Kate's father doesn't think he is good enough. Pete leaves the island to seek his fortune abroad and entrusts Kate to Philip, but they start to be attracted to each other. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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16 December 1929 (USA)  »

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Trivia

A signatory on the fishermen's petition against steam trawlers is Jack Cox. Jack E. Cox was Alfred Hitchcock's cameraman on this film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Philip puts his right hand in his pocket, but it is not in the pocket in the subsequent shot. See more »

Quotes

Caesar Cregeen: Marriage be a mighty reverent thing. All manner of punishment comes to them that's false to its sacred vows. The mills of God grind slowly...
Pete Quilliam: Hoy, Caesar - this is not a funeral - it's a wedding.
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Version of The Manxman (1916) See more »

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Formidable!
28 October 2000 | by (Surrey) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the finest examples of how refined a medium silent cinema actually was. There is nothing clumsy or primitive in this one, the complicated, almost "soapy" story is told extremely fluently in images alone (with the help of the odd caption).

Granted it does not exhibit the same sort of liberated camera movements than Sunrise or The Crowd, but nevertheless The Manxman has sustained a degree of freshness totally missing from most of the early talkies.


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