Jamaica Inn - Jamaica Inn (1939)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Charles Laughton Sir Humphrey Pengallan
Maureen O'Hara
Horace Hodges Chadwick (Sir Humphrey's butler)
Hay Petrie Sam (Sir Humphrey's groom)
Frederick Piper Davis (Sir Humphrey's agent)
Herbert Lomas Sir Humphrey's tenant
Clare Greet Mrs. Marney (Sir Humphrey's tenant)
William Devlin Sir Humphrey's tenant
Jeanne De Casalis Sir Humphrey's friend (as Jeanne de Casalis)
Mabel Terry-Lewis Sir Humphrey's friend (as Mabel Terry Lewis)
A. Bromley Davenport Sir Humphrey's friend (as Bromley Davenport)
Leslie Banks
Robert Newton
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Alfreid Hitchcock
Producer Erich Pommer; Charles Laughton
Writer Daphne Du Maurier; Sidney Gilliat
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 108 mins
Country USA
Color Color
In Jamaica Inn--a rip-roaring melodrama drawn from a Daphne du Maurier potboiler set in 1820s Cornwall--an innocent young orphan (the 19-year-old Maureen O'Hara in her first starring role) arrives at her uncle's remote Cornish inn to find it a den of reprobates given to smuggling, wrecking, and gross overacting. They're all out-hammed, though, by Charles Laughton at his most corseted and outrageously self-indulgent as the local squire to whom O'Hara runs for help. Since his star was also the coproducer, Alfred Hitchcock couldn't do much with the temperamental actor. He contented himself with adding a few characteristic touches--including a spot of bondage (always a Hitchcock favorite)--and slyly sending up the melodramatic absurdities of the plot. Jamaica Inn hardly stands high in the Master's canon, but it trundles along divertingly enough. Hitchcock fanatics will have fun comparing it with his two subsequent--and far more accomplished--du Maurier adaptations, Rebecca and The Birds.
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 738329010522
Release Date 2003
Subtitles Deutsch
Packaging Amaray schwarz
Audio Tracks Deutsch: Mono
Englisch: Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White
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