Jamaica Inn

In Cornwall in 1819, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 18, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1939
  • Label: Mr FAT-W Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 20


User Ratings: 4,014
Jamaica Inn is a fraud perpetrated with great names. Full Review
The Nation
Jan 18, 2013
Rating: 2/4 -- Creaky, old-hat, and forgettable. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 20, 2012
Rating: 6/10 -- Jamaica Inn, while no classic, seems undeserving of its reputation as a failure. Full Review
Under the Radar
May 18, 2015
Rating: 3.5/5 -- It could have come across as strictly a work-for-hire gig, but it displays enough Hitchcockery to show he wasn't as disengaged from the material as he would later claim he was. Full Review
The Dissolve
May 18, 2015
By common consent, one of Alfred Hitchcock's poorest and least personal works, though it has some compensations. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Mar 20, 2012
Having set his own standards, Alfred Hitchcock must be judged by them; and, by them, his Jamaica Inn is merely journeyman melodrama. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Couched in pure silent German gothic Full Review
Sep 6, 2009

Product Description:

Set in 19th-century Cornwall, this tale of a young woman who visits her aunt, only to discover she's residing in a haven for throat-slashing pirates, is one of Hitchcock's lesser-known films. A period melodrama, the film features an excellent Maureen O'Hara in one of her earlier roles. JAMAICA INN is based on Daphne Du Maurier's famous novel of the same name.

Plot Synopsis:

A gripping adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier novel, JAMAICA INN is the story of a teenage orphaned girl who goes to live with relatives on the Cornish Moors and finds herself involved in a violent smuggling scheme. The Cornish seacoast and the moors is the background for Charles Laughton, a villainous squire who leads a pack of smugglers falsely luring boats to the area. The boats crash on the rocks, killing the passengers and allowing the smugglers to loot the cargo. An undercover investigator arrives from Lloyds of London to gather information on the truth behind the multiple shipwrecks, and O'Hara finds herself having to take a stance and help him from being hung by the evil pirates.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 1939.
  • JAMAICA INN was the fourth novel by Daphne du Maurier and her first best-seller.
  • The film was remade for television in 1985, starring Jane Seymour and Patrick McGoohan.
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