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 date:||Sunday June 30 1929|
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Garnett Weston, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Bennett|