Past Meetup

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

Harvard Film Archive

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy Street Harvard University · Cambridge, MA

How to find us

The group will gather at the top of the stairs AFTER the film to go to Yenching Chinese for quiet discussion and lots of laughs. Look for John to hold a Classic Meetup Sign befitting the Classic Film.

Location image of event venue


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. Shedlo. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142

Robert Humphreville - Composer, The Windmill Movie

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