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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.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Hall Caine (novel) (as Sir Hall Caine), Eliot Stannard (scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carl Brisson ... Pete Quilliam
Malcolm Keen ... Philip Christian
Anny Ondra ... Kate Cregeen
Randle Ayrton Randle Ayrton ... Caesar Cregeen
Clare Greet ... Mrs. Cregeen (as Claire Greet)
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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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The screen's supreme masterpiece!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Isle Of Man

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla del pecado See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (restored) | (2012) (theatrical) | (2012 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two key lines in this movie have no intertitles, the viewer having to lip-read them. (At around one hour and four minutes) Kate reveals to Philip, "Philip, I am going to have a baby." Four minutes later, she reveals to her husband Pete, "I am going to have a baby." See more »

Goofs

The doctor's hands are holding the back of the rocking chair before telling Pete the news about the baby. In the next shot of Pete's face no hands are seen on the chair. See more »

Quotes

Caesar Cregeen: See, Kate. You waited for him, and the Lord's spared him for you. And he's come home again, hearty and flush o' money.
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Connections

Referenced in Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense (2013) See more »

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Formidable!
28 October 2000 | by SorsimusSee 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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