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The Manxman by Alfred Hitchcock - Live Piano Accompaniment by Robert Humphrevill

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen,
Anny Ondra
UK 1929, 35mm, b/w, silent, 100 min

Live Piano Accompaniment by Robert Humphreville

“For the first time,” Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol wrote of The Manxman, “Hitchcock penetrated a domain that has since become dear to him—vertigo.” The intractability of a love triangle and the agonizing claustrophobia of false appearances are the true subjects of Hitchcock’s final silent picture. The director told Truffaut that he felt constrained by the popularity of Sir Hall Caine’s source novel, but a distressing wedding ceremony and despairing suicide attempt are unmistakably Hitchcock’s own inventions. The dynamic location photography of the battered English coast owes to cinematographer Jack Cox, the brazen sensuality to Czech actress Anny Ondra.

A Rialto Pictures Release. Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL.Principal restoration funding provided by Daniel and Joanna Friel and Ronald T. ShedloAdditional funding provided by Deluxe 142

Robert Humphreville - Composer, The Windmill Movie


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  • Bob

    the film was enjoyable, particularly as part of film history. The musical accompaniment was terrific, as was the wide-ranging group discussion afterwards.

    July 28, 2013

  • Janet

    I was thinking of Suspicion: A shy young English woman marries a charming gentleman, then begins to suspect him of trying to kill her. Then there is also Spellbound: A female psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

    July 28, 2013

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    July 27, 2013

  • Patti C.

    It could be food poisoning- i"m truly bummed...

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone meet to talk after the movie?

    July 27, 2013

    • Ira

      Always & generally really thoughtful.

      July 27, 2013

    • Patti C.

      I'll be there and ready to share!

      July 27, 2013

  • Stan

    Sorry but I'll be out of town.

    July 22, 2013

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