Episode 4: Blackmail

Poster - Blackmail (1929)_01Jason and Stephen discuss “Blackmail,” Alfred Hitchcock’s first sound film. They talk about Hitchcock’s inventive use of sound from the beginning, working around Anny Ondra’s Czech accent,¬†Donald Calthrop setting a tone for the director’s later villains, and how Hitchcock’s anxieties about police all come in full view.

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