German-Speaking Emigrés
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Title of the Film BLACKMAIL
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1929
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 82
Length (in meters)  
Colour b/w
Genre Thriller
Based on/Source Eponymous play by Charles Bennett
Production Companies British International Pictures (BIP)
Producer(s) John Maxwell
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Cast Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, Donald Calthrop
Literature Times, 24 June 1929
Bioscope, 26 June 1929
Kinematograph Weekly, 27 June 1929
Bioscope, 21 August 1929
Picturegoer, August 1929
Close Up, August 1929
Close Up, October 1929
New York Times, 7 October 1929
Das Kino-Journal (Vienna), 19 October 1929
Tom Ryall: BLACKMAIL. London: BFI, 1993.
Charles Barr: English Hitchcock. Dumfriesshire: Cameron & Hollis, 1999.
Special notes Both a silent and a sound version were released in 1929

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