08 19 Oct '24
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Alfred Hitchcock

Blackmail

85' - 1929 - Crime, Thriller - Dialogue: English
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Composer: Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly
A rare chance to see the superior silent version of the Hitchcock classic. Although the director made ingenious use of sound, it was still at a primitive stage, awkward and obtrusive. As Variety put in 1983, 'The cutting in the silent version seems utterly smooth and skilful, making it a fast-paced, altogether riveting picture, which is not the case with the talkie'.
Piano accompaniment by Fernand Schirren.

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Credits

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Composer

Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly

Scenario

Alfred Hitchcock, Benn Levy

Director of Photography

Jack E. Cox

Editor

Emile de Ruelle

Producer

John Maxwell

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

Blackmail (Charles Bennett)

Year

1929

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