Blackmail ★★★ 1929
This first sound film for Great Britain and director Hitchcock features an early visualization of some typical Hitchcockian themes. The story follows the police investigation of a murder, and a detective's attempts to keep his girlfriend from being involved. Look for Hitchcock's screen cameo. Made as a silent, this was reworked to become a talkie. 86m/B VHS, DVD . GB Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, Cyril Ritch-ard, Donald Calthrop, Hannah Jones, Percy Parsons, Johnny Butt, Harvey Braban, Phyllis Monk-man, Alfred Hitchcock; D: Alfred Hitchcock; W: Charles Bennett, Benn W. Levy, Garnett Weston, Alfred Hitchcock; C: Jack Cox.