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The manxman 2

Manxman, The

Alfred Hitchcock / GB, 1929

Restoration CreditsA restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL Restoration funding provided by Daniel & Joanna Friel and Ronald T Shedlo. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142.


Set in a remote Isle of Man fishing community (but shot in Cornwall), The Manxman is Alfred Hitchcock”s penultimate silent film and one of the best and most mature works of his early career. The film was adapted from the bestselling novel by Sir Hall Caine, published in 1894, which had sold half a million copies. Hall Caine was a well connected author, part of the late 19th century literary scene, and a onetime secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He came to specialise in stories set on the Isle of Man, where he later lived.

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