The Manxman
The Manxman (1929)

Although he was established as a master of suspense by 1929, Alfred Hitchcock was still under contract to British International Pictures, and thus still obliged to direct everything his studio chose for him. Hitch's last silent film was… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1929
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's no masterpiece, but it's certainly something to see: Hitchcock's early work is full of surprises, dramatic and stylistic.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

A distinctly un-Hitchcockian melodrama.

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TV Guide

An uncharacteristic example of Hitchcock with tongue out of cheek.

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Variety Staff

The Hall Caine novel from which this film was adapted is a weak one, but the director has done his best with it.

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Fernando F. Croce

Hitchcock's last silent, a veritable sonata of POV close-ups aimed straight at the camera

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The stern morality melodrama contains very little of the filmmaking techniques that would later make Hitchcock a master of his craft.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Filled with enchanting scenes and the story itself is quite well told.

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Emanuel Levy

Hitchcock didn't like his ninth and last silent film, but for viewers who love his work, it bears some surprises, including subtle humor.

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Hardly essential, but not the worthless and banal work that Hitchcock would have liked to dismiss it as.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
If he were still alive, then today, August 13, 2012 would be the day that Alfred Hitchcock turned 113. To celebrate, I watched and am now reviewing the final… More
Cameron Johnson
"I am the Manxman, I am the walrus, goo-goo-g'joob!" Embarrassingly obvious references aside, it's hard to think of something being older… More
Aj V
A pretty good silent melodrama from Hitchcock, it's sad and realistic, but some scenes are kind of boring and overly dramatic. Overall, it's a pretty… More
Devon Bott
Two men in a little fishing village both fall for the same flighty barmaid. The two men in question are life-long friends, one is a fisherman named… More