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

SYNOPSIS

The last British Hitchcock, and the first of his adaptations of a Daphne du Maurier novel (he achieved an immediate Hollywood success with Rebecca the following year). A vicious band of highwaymen, led by nobleman Laughton, create havoc on the 19th-century Cornwall moors. A young woman (O'Hara) who visits her aunt discovers she's residing in a haven for the criminals. Careful, literal filmmaking, but interesting to see the master ready to spread his wings and truly fly. An early role for the stunningly beautiful O'Hara; she and Laughton teamed again the same year for the indelible Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Watching 1939: Jamaica Inn (1939)

on Oct 15, 2021 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara check in at “Jamaica Inn”

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 23, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara check in at “Jamaica Inn” Jamaica Inn (1939) is a British period adventure movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The s... Read full article


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


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


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Quotes from

Jem Trehearne: That's women for you - save your life one minute, frightened of you the next. I guess I'm not a very pretty sight at the moment, but I don't bite, you know.


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

Maureen O'Hara was "Introduced" in the opening titles.
One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell.
Was reportedly one of Alfred Hitchcock's most unhappy directing jobs. He felt caught between Charles Laughton and Laughton's business partners. Later, he said that he did not so much direct the film as referee it.
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