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Blackmail marked Hitchcock's first use of sound, and it remains famous for its innovations in that area. But it's now more stimulating for its experiment with narrative structure: an efficient, impersonal police investigation that elides into a messy, personal story of attempted rape, murder in self-defence, blackmail and chase to the death.

Release details

Release date: Sunday June 30 1929
Duration: 86 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriter: Garnett Weston, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Bennett
Cast: Cyril Ritchard
Sara Allgood
Anny Ondra
Charles Paton
Donald Calthrop
John Longden
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