Monday, February 13, 2012

The Manxman - 1929

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Hall Caine (novel), Eliot Stannard (scenario)
Stars: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson and Malcolm Keen
Release Date: 16 December 1929 (USA)
Also known as: La isla del pecado (Argentina / Venezuela), A Man-szigeti ember (Hungary), El hombre de la isla de Man (Spain), Exileosis dikaiou (Greece - transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title), L'isola del peccato (Italy), Man saaren tuomari (Finland - theatrical title), Manboen (Denmark), Mansaaren tuomari (Finland - video title), Manxmannen (Sweden), Pobre Pete (Portugal), The Manxman (France)
Filming locations: Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK (studio);  Isle of Man; Polperro, Cornwall, England, UK
Production Co: British International Pictures (BIP)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Alfred Hitchcock's last silent film.
A signatory on the fishermen's petition against steam trawlers is Jack Cox. Jack E. Cox was Hitchcock's cameraman on the film.
Two key lines in the film have no intertitles, the viewer having to lip read them. About 64 minutes into the film, Kate reveals to Philip "Philip, I am going to have a baby." 4 minutes later, she reveals to her husband Pete "I am going to have a baby." 
(At 21:00) Philip puts his right hand in his pocket, but it is not in the pocket in the subsequent shot. 
The facing of Pete's head changes between shots when he is resting it on Phil's shoulder while awaiting news about the baby. 
Discontinuity with Kate's doctor's hands when he holds the back of the rocking chair before telling Pete the news about the baby. In one shot he has two hands on the chair, then in the next shot of Pete's face there aren't any hands seen on the chair.  Share this
After Kate tells Philip she is going to retrieve their baby, Philip is shown running to the door twice in subsequent shots.
[first title card]
Title Card: "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?"
[last lines]
Philip Christian: Pete, we too have suffered. 
Version of The Manxman (1917)
A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl.

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