Blackmail (1929)

Blackmail
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 39mins.
Genres Adaptation
Keywords detective
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Alfred Hitchcock Writer (adaptation) adaptation 120896 4000005
Charles Bennett Play as Source Material n/a 120972 4000006
Benn W Levy Writer (dialogue) dialogue 120952 4000004
Charles Bennett Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Garnett Weston Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Frank Mills Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
John J Cox Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
C W Arnold Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Henry Stafford Music n/a 120781 8000002
Hubert Bath Music n/a 120781 8000001
Emile DeRuelle Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alfred Hitchcock Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Maxwell Producer n/a 3 3000001
Cyril Ritchard Actor Artist 1 1000005
Charles Paton Actor Mr White 1 1000004
John Longden Actor Detective Frank Webber 1 1000003
Sara Allgood Actor Mrs White 1 1000002
Donald Calthrop Actor Tracy--the Blackmailer 1 1000006
Hannah Jones Actor Landlady 1 1000007
Alfred Hitchcock Director n/a 2 2000001
Joan Barry Voice (Anny Ondra) 475 1000010
Harvey Braban Actor Chief Inspector 1 1000009
Phyllis Monkman Actor Neighbor 1 1000008
Anny Ondra Actor Alice White 1 1000001
Synopsis
While having dinner in a fancy English nightspot with her husband-to-be Scotland Yard Detective Frank Webber, Alice White begins to flirt with an artist seated at the next table. Later, he invites her up to see his studio, and she goes. She is surprised when he askes her to pose nude for him and politely declines. But when the request becomes a demand, Alice stabs him to death. She then rejoins her fiance and tries to forget the murder, but her conscious keeps bothering her. Her troubles are not over however, as she soon finds herself being blackmailed by the opportunistic Tracey.