The Manxman (1929)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B

United Kingdom, 1929.  Screenplay by , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  roduction Design by .  Film Editing by .

Alfred Hitchcock’s last silent film is one so unbearable, I think even he could hardly stand it.   is delightful as a woman torn in two when the man she thought was dead returns from the sea and finds her married to his best friend (or was it his rival? I don’t think I was paying much attention). Beautiful music and some lovely photography of the English seashore is a plus, but everything else is material you’ve seen done billions of times ever since, and you really feel it while you’re watching it.

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