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  • U
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1929
  • 90 mins

Manxman, The

Manxman, The

About

Hitchcock's final silent film is the story of two friends on the Isle of Man, lawyer Phillip (Keen) and fisherman Pete (Brisson), who both fall in love with the daughter of the local landlord, Kate (Ondra). When Pete asks the girl to marry him, her father will not hear of it until he can support her, so he sets off from the island to earn some money and prove himself, asking his friend to look out for his sweetheart. Inevitable consequences lead to the birth of an illegitimate baby, suicide attempts and final pleas for happiness.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Clare Greet, Carl Brisson, Anny Ondra, Randle Ayrton, Malcolm Keen
  • Director: Alfred Hicthcock
  • Writer: Eliot Stannard
  • Producer: John Maxwell
  • Photographer: Jack E Cox

In a nutshell

Hardly essential, but not the worthless and banal work that Hitchcock would have liked to dismiss it as.

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