The Mountain Eagle (1926)

In the Kentucky hills, a store keeper tries to win the love of an innocent schoolteacher. She runs away and seeks refuge with a hermit.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Max Ferner, Charles Lapworth (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nita Naldi ... Beatrice
Malcolm Keen ... John 'Fear o' God' Fulton
John Hamilton John Hamilton ... Edward Pettigrew
Bernhard Goetzke ... Mr. Pettigrew
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Storyline

Pettigrew, a shop-keeper in a mountain town of Kentucky, falls in love with the teacher, Beatrice. The girl doesn't consider him as a lover, so he gets angry and accuses her of molesting his son Edward who has a mental illness. The girl marries the hermit, Fear O'God Fulton in order to calm the people's anger and day by day she falls in love with her husband and a child is born. Pettigrew hides Edward and charges the hermit with his son's murder. Fear O'God is imprisoned but he escapes and takes refuge in the mountain with his wife and son. Written by Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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Genres:

Romance | Thriller

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When interviewed by François Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock implied that he was not sorry there are no known surviving prints. He called the movie "awful". See more »

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Referenced in Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999) See more »

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

None

Release Date:

1 November 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El águila de la montaña See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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