Blackmail (Special Edition)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Year: 1929
Running Time: 85
Color Type: Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.20:1
Country: U.K.
Language: English
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
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Blackmail (Special Edition)

Cast
Anny Ondra
John Longden
Sara Allgood
Charles Paton
Donald Calthrop
Cyril Ritchard
Hannah Jones

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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock


From the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, the legendary director of Notorious, Lifeboat, North by Northwest and Psycho comes this thriller about a woman fighting off a sleazy blackmailer. Blackmail was Hitchcock’s first full-length sound film and was only his second foray into the suspense genre. Grocer’s daughter Alice White (Anny Ondra, The Manxman) kills a man in self-defense when he tries to sexually assault her. Her policeman boyfriend, Detective Frank Webber (John Longden, The Skin Game), covers up for her, but she has been spotted leaving the scene by a petty criminal who starts to blackmail her. Based on a play by Charles Bennett (Foreign Correspondent, The 39 Steps) and co-starring Sara Allgood (The Lodger). This special edition also includes the 76-minute silent version of the film, with a new score by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

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