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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:

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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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| | (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

Philip Christian: My poor woman, is there nobody here who can answer for you?
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Version of The Manxman (1916) See more »

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Intrigued by the Seriousness
4 September 2008 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I was pleased with this. I'm a great fan of Hitchcock, but I've not seen many of the early films. This one did not disappoint. It is the sad eternal triangle. It's a time when a man's oath to his best friend supersedes all, even if it means giving up the woman he truly loves. The young lady in question is of the lower classes and beautiful. It would be normal for her to marry the laughing sailor. The lawyer is actually above her station. When news comes that he betrothed has died, it would be natural for her to marry the lawyer. However, he is fraught with contradictions. His father was a failure and he is in line for a judgeship. He gets her pregnant but won't fess up. The sailor returns from the sea. News of his death was incorrect. So now we have the problem. She loves the lawyer. She doesn't love the sailor. But she has given her word to wait. Instead of being honorable, the lawyer wants it both ways. it has a pretty harsh ending which I won't spoil. I thought for a film of 1929 this was pretty good


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