Blackmail (1929)

A romance of Scotland Yard

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 1929-07-28
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 224 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: British International Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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London, 1929. Frank Webber, a very busy Scotland Yard detective, seems to be more interested in his work than in Alice White, his girlfriend. Feeling herself ignored, Alice agrees to go out with an elegant and well-mannered artist who invites her to visit his fancy apartment.

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  • Anny Ondra

    as Alice White
  • Sara Allgood

    as Mrs. White
  • Charles Paton

    as Mr. White
  • John Longden

    as Detective Frank Webber
  • Donald Calthrop

    as Tracy
  • Cyril Ritchard

    as The Artist
  • Hannah Jones

    as The Landlady
  • Harvey Braban

    as The Chief Inspector
  • Ex-Det. Sergt. Bishop

    as The Detective Sergeant
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    as Man on Subway (uncredited)
  • Johnny Ashby

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Joan Barry

    as Alice White (voice) (uncredited)
  • Johnny Butt

    as Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Phyllis Konstam

    as Gossiping Neighbour (uncredited)
  • Sam Livesey

    as The Chief Inspector (silent version) (uncredited)
  • Phyllis Monkman

    as Gossip Woman (uncredited)
  • Percy Parsons

    as Crook (uncredited)
Camera Jack E. Cox Director of Photography
Directing Alfred Hitchcock Director
Art C. Wilfred Arnold Art Direction
Editing Emile de Ruelle Editor
Writing Alfred Hitchcock Screenplay
Directing Frank Mills Assistant Director
Writing Charles Bennett Theatre Play
Writing Benn W. Levy Dialogue
Sound Reginald Connelly Original Music Composer
Sound John Reynders Conductor
Sound Hubert Bath Music Arranger
Sound Jimmy Campbell Original Music Composer
Sound Harry Stafford Music Arranger
Writing Michael Powell Writer
Production John Maxwell Producer
Sound Hubert Bath Original Music Composer
Art Norman G. Arnold Art Direction
Sound Dallas Bower Sound Recordist
Sound Harold V. King Sound
Sound Harry Miller Sound Editor
Camera Ronald Neame Assistant Camera
Camera Michael Powell Assistant Camera
Camera Derick Williams Assistant Camera