Anny Ondra - Blackmail
Anny Ondra - Blackmail

At one bound the British picture makers jump among the leaders in the talkie race. British International deserves much credit for this splendid phonoplay. Love and murder combine in the story, with a shopgirl, a dastardly blackmailer and a lad from Scotland Yard as the key characters. Some excellent acting by Donald Calthrop as the miscreant. A few such will deliver British producers from their inferiority complex.

Photoplay December 1929

Books on Blackmail
Tom Ryall
London, 1993
Books with substantial mentioning of Blackmail
Alain Kerzoncuf and Charles Barr
Hitchcock lost and found, The forgotten films
Lexington, Kentucky, 2015

David Thomson
Have you seen?, A personal introduction to 1,000 films
New York, 2008

Marc Raymond Strauss
Alfred Hitchcock's Silent Films
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 2004

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1. Films
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

Charles Barr
English Hitchcock, A Movie Book
Moffat, 1999

Amy Lawrence
Echo and Narcissus, Women's Voices in Classical Hollywood Cinema
Berkeley - Los Angeles - Oxford, 1991

James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts
The Great Detective Pictures
Metuchen, N.J. & London, 1990
Books with an entry on Blackmail
Ivan Butler
Cinema in Britain, An illustrated Survey
South Brunswick and New York - London, 1973
Articles on Blackmail
Donatella Izzo, Sounds of Silence in The Wings of the Dove and Blackmail, in: Susan M. Griffin and Alan Nadel (eds.), The Men Who Knew Too Much, New York, 2012
Articles with substantial mentioning of Blackmail
Bryony Dixon, The Hitchcock Nine, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 8 (August), 2012 pp. 43-46
Author:Bryony Dixon
Title:The Hitchcock Nine
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Illustrations:  yes
Related person:   Alfred Hitchcock
Author:Donatella Izzo
Title:Sounds of Silence in The Wings of the Dove and Blackmail
in:Susan M. Griffin and Alan Nadel (eds.), The Men Who Knew Too Much, New York, 2012
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Blackmail (1929)

United Kingdom 1929

Directed by

John Longden
Cyril Ritchard
Joan Barry
Phyllis Konstam
Johnny Butt


Running time:84 minutes
Country:United Kingdom

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