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Jamaica Inn                                  (1939)
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6.3 IMDB rating
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Charles Laughton Charles Laughton
Sir Humphrey Pengallan
Horace Hodges Horace Hodges
Chadwick - Sir Humphrey's Butler
Maureen O Maureen O'Hara
Mary Yellan
Hay Petrie Hay Petrie
Sam - Sir Humphrey's Groom
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper
Davis - Sir Humphrey's Agent
Emlyn Williams Emlyn Williams
Harry the Peddler - Sir Humphrey's Gang
Herbert Lomas Herbert Lomas
Dowland - Sir Humphrey's Tenant
Clare Greet Clare Greet
Granny Tremarney - Sir Humphrey's Tenant

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Sidney Gilliat Sidney Gilliat
(screen play)
Joan Harrison Joan Harrison
(screen play)


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7 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 5:56
Charles Laughton was a co-producer as well, and he interfered greatly with Hitchcock's direction.

Laughton was originally cast as the uncle, but he cast himself in the role of villain, which was originally to be a hypocritical preacher, but was rewritten as a squire because unsympathetic portrayals of the clergy were forbidden by the Production Code in Hollywood.[3]

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A good movie

5 years, 10 months ago at Jan 18 12:58
Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect from this flick but since I'm a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock, I was really eager to check it out. After watching many (rather disappointing ) silent features directed by Hitchcock, it was quite nice to see a good old thriller directed by the great master of the genre. I have to admit it, it wasn’t one of his best work and even though it was a box-office suc... read more
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Description: Cornwall, early 19th century. "Queer things" go on at a place called Jamaica Inn. When Mary Yellen, a strong-willed young Irish woman, tells a coachman to drop her off there, he rudely speeds past the place and then stops outside the mansion of Sir Humphrey. She gets out to complain, but the coachman throws her trunk to the ground and drives off. Soon, the seemingly kind Sir Humphrey is escorting the recently orphaned Mary to the mysterious place, where she has come to live with her Aunt Patience. It isn't long before Mary learns that her aunt's husband, Joss, leads a band of cutthroats who cause shipwrecks for profit. ... (more)
Release date: 13 October 1939
UPC: 018111996839
Tags: Adventure (9), Crime (8), Drama (7), 1930s (7), 1939 (5), Thriller (4), UK (4), Pirate (4), Classic (3), Soldier (3), Pistol (3), Harbor (3), Silk (3), Coastline (3), Black & White (2), Hitchcock (2), Lust (2), Inn (2), Husband Wife Relationship (2), Teenage Girl (2)
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"After the death of her mother, young Mary travels to the Cornish coast seeking her Aunt Patience. Stranded on a windswept, isolated road, Mary meets Humphrey Pengallan, who kindly escorts her to the Jamaica Inn. There, Mary meets her aunt and bullying uncle, Merlyn Joss, who secretly leads a band of pirates that pilfers the goods from wrecked ships. Suspicious, Mary turns to Pengallan for help, only to discover another dark secret. While Jamaica Inn might be a disappointment to viewers only fam"

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"JAMAICA INNReleased: 12 May 1939 (96 minutes)Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Written by: Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison, Sidney Gilliat, Alma Reville, J.B. Priestley, Daphne Du Maurier Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'HaraHOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2 TOTAL: 4 (+)"

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