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Encyclopedia > The Manxman
The Manxman
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Produced by John Maxwell (uncredited)
Written by Hall Caine (novel), Eliot Stannard (scenario)
Starring Carl Brisson
Malcolm Keen
Anny Ondra
Cinematography Jack E. Cox
Distributed by Wardour Films Ltd.
Release date(s) December 6, 1929 (Finland)
December 16, 1929 (U.S. release)
Running time 90 min.
Language Silent film
IMDb profile

The Manxman is a 1929 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Based on a romantic novel by Hall Caine, he began work on the film just two weeks after the birth of his daughter, Patricia Hitchcock. It was the last silent film he directed before he made the transition to sound. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (450x606, 43 KB)The Manxman This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a highly influential film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Sir Hall Caine (May 14, 1853 - August 31, 1931) was a British novelist and playwright born Thomas Henry Hall Caine at Runcorn, Cheshire, England and educated in Liverpool. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Anna Sophie Ondráková, known as Anny Ondra (May 15, 1903, Tarnów - February 28, 1987, Hollenstedt near Hamburg) was a Czech/German actress. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a highly influential film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Sir Hall Caine (May 14, 1853 - August 31, 1931) was a British novelist and playwright born Thomas Henry Hall Caine at Runcorn, Cheshire, England and educated in Liverpool. ... Patricia Hitchcock at age 12 with her famous father. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ...


After being thought in the public domain for decades, the film's rights were obtained by French media company Canal+ in 2005. A restored and remastered print of the film was released on DVD by Lionsgate Home Entertainment in 2007. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... Canal Plus Group (Canal+) is a French film and television studio and distributor. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD (commonly Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Lionsgate Home Entertainment is the home video and DVD distribution arm of Lions Gate Entertainment. ... Category: ...


Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The film tells the story of two childhood friends, a poor fisherman, Pete Christian (Carl Brisson), and a lawyer, Philip Quillian (Malcolm Keen). Pete is in love with Kate (Anny Ondra), but when her father, Old Caesar (Randie Ayrton), refuses to consent to their marriage, Pete sets off for Africa to make his fortune, asking Philip to take care of Kate until he returns. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Anna Sophie Ondráková, known as Anny Ondra (May 15, 1903, Tarnów - February 28, 1987, Hollenstedt near Hamburg) was a Czech/German actress. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ...


In his absence, Kate and Philip fall in love. When news reaches them that Pete was killed, they begin planning their lives together, as Philip prepares to assume the position of Deemster, the island's chief magistrate. The news is false however, and Pete returns to the island a wealthy man. Old Caesar agrees to let Kate marry him, and neither she nor Philip have it in them to break Pete's heart. As the wedding party proceeds in an old mill, Old Caesar sternly warns the newlyweds to remember how serious the vows of marriage are.


Kate is still in love with Philip. Shortly after a daughter is born, she decides to leave Pete, leaving him both the child and a note saying that she loves another man. However, Philip is about to become the Deemster and is unwilling to give up his career for her. Frustrated, she returns to Pete to take the baby, telling him that he is not the father, but he refuses to believe her or hand the child over. Distraught, Kate leaves and attempts to commit suicide by throwing herself off the quay, a crime on the Isle of Man. Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the willful act of killing oneself. ...


Kate is brought to trial on the first day that Philip serves as Deemster. He is reluctant to sentence her, and when Pete appears in the courtroom to plead for his wife, he agrees to hand her over to him. Kate refuses to go, and Old Caesar, who is watching, gets up and condemns Philip for being the "other man". Philip admits this and leaves the court.


In the final scene, Philip and Kate prepare to leave the Isle of Man and come to Pete's house to pick up the baby. In a shot reminiscent of the theater, Kate picks up the child, while Philip and Pete stand at opposite ends of the room. She brings the child over to Pete to say one last goodbye, and he breaks down, having lost everything. Philip and Kate leave the cottage to the jeers of the villagers, who have been watching the scene. 19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire In modern usage, a cottage is a dwelling, typically in a rural, or semi-rural location (although there are cottage-style dwellings in cities). ...


Summary

Though never considered one of Hitchcock's better films, the melodramatic Manxman is remembered for its stunning scenery, shot on location in Cornwall, which doubled for the Isle of Man. Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar. ...


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