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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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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Sir Alfred Hitchcock's last silent movie. 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

Kate Cregeen: I can't keep my secret any longer.
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Connections

Referenced in Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) See more »

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excellent love triangle on the Isle of Man
6 June 2009 | by didi-5See 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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Country:

UK | Isle Of Man

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Manxman 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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