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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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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

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


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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Sir Humphrey Pengallan: [to Mary] Bah, stop crying! Stop it, you little fool! Be beautiful! Oh, ply those tears if you like, but you must be beautiful. Well, you have to be hard now. The Age of Chivalry is gone.

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.

Coachman: That place - Jamaica Inn. It's got a bad name. It's not healthy, that's why. There's queer things goes on there.

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This was the first of three Daphne Du Maurier tales that Alfred Hitchcock made into movies. The other two were Rebecca and The Birds.
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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