Jamaica Inn 1939
Irish lass Mary (Maureen O'Hara) arrives on the stormy Cornwall coast to live with her aunt Patience (Marie Ney) at Jamaica Inn, only to discover that the house is a well-known den of thieves and cutthroats led by Patience's brutal husband Joss Merlyn (Leslie Banks). Joss's gang are wreckers: they use a false lighthouse beacon to lure ships onto the rocks, where they murder the crews and steal the cargoes. Upset that Joss orders death for one of his own men, Mary saves Jem Trehearne (Robert Newton) from hanging. They run away together to the local Lord and justice of the peace Sir Humphrey Pengalian (Charles Laughton), a bombastic eccentric who entertains his guests with extravagant jests. Sir Humphrey is clearly attracted to Mary, who arrives in an under-dress after escaping with Jem along the rocky coastline.
Traherne has a bit of a secret he's been keeping, but unfortunately he and Mary confide in Pengallan, obviously the last person they should be trusting under any circumstances.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton
Country: UK
Genre: Adventure, Crime

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 1:39:39 | 33.1 Gb + 6.73 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none


• Feature Length Audio Commentary offers historian Jeremy Arnold with a really interesting assortment of background information on the shoot, the actors, and the relationship between Laughton and Hitchcock.

• Shipwrecked in a Studio: A Video Essay with Donald Spoto (13:06) offers Hitchcock biographer Spoto with more interesting background on the film, including the relationship between Laughton and O'Hara.

• 2014 Re-Release Trailer (1:28)

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:34:51 | 4.38 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian
Subtitle: Russian, English

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