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The Manxman (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 16 December 1929 (USA)
A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl.

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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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Alfred Hitchcock's last silent film. See more »

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After Kate tells Philip she is going to retrieve her baby, Philip is shown running to the door twice in subsequent shots. See more »

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Kate Cregeen: I can't keep my secret any longer.
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excellent love triangle on the Isle of Man
6 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Hitchcock's final silent, 'The Manxman', has two stars you'll see elsewhere in his films - Carl Brisson, from 'The Ring', and Anny Ondra, from 'Blackmail'. It's a tale of three friends, a promise, a search for riches, and forbidden love. Malcolm Keen plays the friend who finds his loyalties tested while he strives to make good in his chosen career of the law. Beautifully shot and quite modern in tone, this boasts a lovely performance from Ondra, while Brisson convinces as a fisherman who trusts too much and sees too little. At times this story seems to veer towards the tragic, but has an ending which does work. The Cornish scenery which stands in for the Isle of Man is lovely, while the Hitchcock trademarks are clearly there. Well worth a look and very enjoyable.


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