- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 20, 1999
- Originally Released: 1929
- Label: Delta
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
In this romantic melodrama, Alfred Hitchcock explores the story of a fisherman named Pete and a lawyer named Philip. The two have been best friends since childhood, growing up on the Isle of Man. Both are now in love with the same woman, the beautiful Kate. When Kat's father denies Pete his daughter's hand in marriage, Pete goes to sea to seek his fortune, leaving Kate in the care of his best friend. When Pete is reported lost at sea, Philip and Kate begin an affair. But when Pete returns, he marries Kate and they have a child. Kate must then reveal who the child's father is. This compelling story was Hitchcock's last silent film.
Accompanied by an original organ score, THE MANXMAN was Hitchcock's last silent British film, marked by sharp characterization and suspense. On the Isle of Man, a lawyer and a fisherman, best friends since childhood, fall in love with the same woman--with disastrous consequences. This adaptation of a novel by Hall Craine was the last collaboration between Hitchcock and screenwriter Eliot Stannard.
THE MANXMAN follows Pete (Carl Brisson), a poor fisherman, and Philip (Malcolm Keene), a lawyer, who are best friends, but their friendship is about to be seriously tested. Pete is in love with Kate (Anny Ondra), the manager of an inn called the Manx Fairy, but what he doesn't know is that Philip is also infatuated with Kate--and that Kate shares his affections. In order to please Kate (and her father), Pete goes to Africa to earn his fortune. Later, Kate and Philip receive news of their friend's death, freeing them to be together. But Pete is actually still alive, and upon his return Kate, faithful to her promise to him, agrees to marry him. But Pete's return is the impetus for a bizarre and tragic sequence of events that will change their lives forever. THE MANXMAN is an adaptation of a Hall Craine novel evoking such later Hitchcock films as UNDER CAPRICORN.
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- Theatrical release: January 23, 1929.
- THE MANXMAN was shot in Cornwall, England.
- This was Hitchcock's last silent film.
- When the film was originally finished in 1928, the producer was disappointed and kept the film on the shelf for several months. When it was finally released, it received critical and audience acclaim.
- THE MANXMAN was based on a Hall Craine novel originally published in 1894.