BLACKMAIL (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929)

One has got to live, y’know. — the blackmailer, explaining himself in Blackmail From a play by Charles Bennett, Blackmail is Alfred Hitchcock’s first great work—a startlingly brilliant (if unrefined) film from start to finish despite Hitchcock’s own nonsense about the different ending he had wanted that the studio rejected on commercial grounds. As Rohmer […]