90 years of British Talking Pictures
Alfred Hitchcock’s “Blackmail”
The film premiered at the Capitol cinema in London on the 28th of July 1929, 90 years ago today.
Alfred Hitchcock’s “Blackmail” starred Anny Ondra (albeit dubbed with the voice of Joan Barry) as a woman blackmailed for defending herself.
“Blackmail” was one of the most successful releases of that year, received critical praise, and featured set pieces we’ve come to associate with Hitchcock’s unique style of thriller.
Based on Charles Bennett’s 1928 stage play of the same name, it was the start of an ongoing film partnership when Hitchcock engaged Bennett to write the screenplays for “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, “The 39 Steps”, “Secret Agent”, “Sabotage”, “Young and Innocent”, and “Foreign Correspondent”.
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