Jamaica Inn

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Jamaica Inn is based on Daphne Du Maurier’s classic tale of wreckers in 19th century Cornwall. Recently orphaned Mary Yellan (Maureen O’Hara in her first major film role) arrives at Jamaica Inn from Ireland to live with her aunt. Unaware that it serves as the headquarters for a murderous gang responsible for shipwrecks along the Cornish coast, she soon finds herself embroiled in backstabbing, conspiracy and villainy presided over by the local squire, Sir Humphrey Pengallan (Charles Laughton).

BBFC rating
PG
Year
1939
Running time
90 mins
Country
UK
Format
Disc
Other features
BW
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Cast
Maureen O’Hara, Charles Laughton, Leslie Banks

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