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Jamaica Inn (1939) was a Adventure - Crime Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Charles Laughton and Erich Pommer.

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Jamaica Inn (1939)

By Amanda Garrett on Jul 17, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the Alfred Hitchcock-directed swashbuckler Jamaica Inn (1939). It stars Maureen O'Hara and Robert Newton as two young people who are caught up with a gang of smugglers in 19th century Cornwall. This article is part of the Swashathon: A Blogathon of Swashbuckling Adventure... Read full article


Hitchcock Didn’t Get Jamaica Inn; Vince Gilligan Would

By Judy on Apr 10, 2016 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

**Warning: Some spoilers (though I don’t reveal the mastermind in the novel; Hitchcock alters the story enough for it still to be a mystery). I just finished watching Breaking Bad, and was struck by the thematic similarities between it and Jamaica Inn, one of my favorite novels as a teen. Both... Read full article


The Essential Films of 1939: Jamaica Inn

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 15, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Jamaica Inn is an Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Charles Laughton as a villainous squire. The Director: Alfred Hitchcock. The Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, and Robert Newton. Source Material: Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel. Maureen O'Hara and Charles Laughto... Read full article


JAMAICA INN On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on May 22, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

A couple years ago, I raved about the Cohen Media Group's Blu-ray release of the Douglas Fairbanks silent epic THE THIEF OF BAGDAD. Now Cohen has come out with a stunning restoration of one of the most obscure Alfred Hitchcock films, 1939's JAMAICA INN. Whenever I have tried to watch JAMAICA INN be... Read full article


JAMAICA INN On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on May 22, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

A couple years ago, I raved about the Cohen Media Group's Blu-ray release of the Douglas Fairbanks silent epic THE THIEF OF BAGDAD. Now Cohen has come out with a stunning restoration of one of the most obscure Alfred Hitchcock films, 1939's JAMAICA INN. Whenever I have tried to watch JAMAICA INN be... Read full article


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Quotes from

Sir Humphrey Pengallan: Chadwick, my figurine. I need inspiration again. There's beauty!
Lady: But it's not alive!
Sir Humphrey Pengallan: More alive than half the people here.


Salvation Watkins - Sir Humphrey's Gang: ah you can laugh now but you'll sing a different tune on when you're rosting in the consuming fire that's waiting for all of us... including me.


Sir Humphrey Pengallan: [to Mary after murdering her Aunt Patience] Good clean shot, wasn't it? I'm sorry. Poor creature, she had suffered so much, but I was forced to do it! You see, she was going to tell you about me. I didn't like that. I wanted to tell you myself.


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Facts about

This was the last movie that Alfred Hitchcock made in England before going to Hollywood under contract to David O. Selznick.
This was the first of three Daphne Du Maurier tales that Alfred Hitchcock made into movies. The other two were Rebecca and The Birds.
Alfred Hitchcock made no cameo appearance in this movie.
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