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black and white piracy thieves murderers cornwall double cross suicide murder shipwreck

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Seen on: 07/09/2017

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Jamaica Inn (1939)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Suspense | Thriller | Crime

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Overview

In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman discovers that she’s living with a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking for profit.

Length 108 minutes

Actors

Wylie Watson | Frederick Piper | John Longden | Charles Laughton | Basil Radford | Leslie Banks | Marie Ault | Edwin Greenwood | George Curzon | Robert Newton | Clare Greet | Mary Jerrold | Emlyn Williams | Maureen O'Hara | Aubrey Mather | Mervyn Johns | Robert Adair | A. Bromley Davenport | Marie Ney | Philip Ray | Herbert Lomas | Horace Hodges | Hay Petrie | William Devlin | Jeanne De Casalis | Mabel Terry-Lewis | Morland Graham | Stephen Haggard | William Fazan | O. B. Clarence | Sam Lee | Harry Lane | Archie Harradine | A. George Smith | Alan Lewis

Viewing Notes

An interesting anomaly between Hitchcock’s English period and the beginning of his Hollywood era. Feels more like a vehicle for Charles Laughton than anything else. This is also the debut of Maureen O’Hara, who looks beautiful, even in more “common” clothing.

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