Blackmail

1929

Alfred Hitchcock
Director
British International Pictures
Production Company

A vulnerable young woman is attacked in the London apartment of an artist late one night, but in her struggle she defends herself, killing the man in the process. Unfortunately she leaves behind an important clue to her identity which is later used to blackmail her.
One of Hitchcock's earliest films shows what a true genius he was in creating the suspense and his use of shadows and camera angles to add drama to a situation. This film is acknowledged as being the first 'sound' movie released in the UK.



30th June 1929
Cinema






6th October 1929
Cinema





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Anny Ondra
Alice White
Sara Allgood
Mrs. White
Charles Paton
Mr. White
John Longden
Frank Webber
Donald Calthrop
Tracy
Cyril Ritchard
Mr. Crewe
Hannah Jones
Mrs Humphries
Harvey Braban
The Chief Inspector
Alfred Hitchcock
Man on subway
Phyllis Monkman
Gossip
Percy Parsons
Crook
Phyllis Konstam
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