Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Jamaica Inn (1939)

In Cornwall in 1819, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit. 
Lively and entertaining adventure movie, a bit unusual for Hitchcock, but well directed; of course, Laughton and O'Hara are a joy to watch.

Halliwell*: "Stagey, stilted adventure story which never loses its studio feel or takes fire as a Hitchcock picture. The cast keeps it interesting."

Maltin**: "Stodgy Victorian costumer...O'Hara is lovely, but plodding Hitchcock film is disappointing."

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