Did she tell you who did it?

Blackmail is an even earlier Hitchcock film, so early that it in fact was originally planned as a silent film but was converted into sound when it came along. It is a classic and a landmark, and an early example of the usage of tropes that would make Hitchcock famous.

The tension during the apartment scene with the woman and the artist is young, but still gripping. The sound is very innovative for its time as well. As for whether or not what happens constitutes “blackmail” as it were is up for debate, and I personally think otherwise and wonder why the film was named as such. Still, Hitchcock is an up-and-comer here, and he definitely shows that he’s beginning to mature into his prime.

Arbitrary Rating: 7/10


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