Tuesday 19 March, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Alfred Hitchcock | 1929 | UK | Cert PG | 85 mins | Silent: English title cards
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL TRUCK THEATRE
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
8:45pm: Programme ends
The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.
After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the event. Alfred Hitchcock’s sinister, suspenseful tale of crime and romance is one of the last British silent films to be made. Through its mixture of location filming and a cast of believable working-class characters, BLACKMAIL is a rich evocation of London life in the late 1920s with scenes in the London Underground, Whitehall, the Lyon’s Tea House at Piccadilly Circus, and a climactic chase in and atop the British Museum.
Live improvised score by Jonny Best (piano) and James Hedgecock (percussion).
Starring Anny Ondra, John Longden
Awards and Reviews
“Like most of his British films, Blackmail is a sign of things to come rather than Hitchcock at his height, but it shouldn’t be missed.” – Chicago Reader
BLACKMAIL is rated PG. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).