Set in a remote Isle of Man fishing community (but shot in Cornwall), Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate silent feature is one of the best and most mature works of his early career. The Manxman follows two boyhood friends who take markedly different paths in adulthood: one becomes a fisherman, the other a lawyer, but both fall in love with the same woman—a complex, sensual performance from Anny Ondra, part vulnerable waif, part flirtatious femme fatale—and clearly the reason Hitch cast her in his suspense masterpiece Blackmail later that year.
A Rialto Pictures Release. Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. Principal restoration funding provided by Daniel and Joanna Friel and Ronald T. Shedlo. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142.