Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn (1939)

He ruled Jamaica Inn...citadel of sin on the moors, curse-ridden, shunned, reviled. Enough sensations for a dozen pictures. Laughton at his most magnificent.

  • Genre: Crime, History, Adventure, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1939-05-11
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 198 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Mayflower Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman who's come there to visit her aunt, discovers that she's married an innkeeper who's a member of a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking and murder for profit.

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  • Charles Laughton

    as Sir Humphrey Pengallan
  • Maureen O'Hara

    as Mary Yellan
  • Robert Newton

    as James "Jem" Trehearne
  • Leslie Banks

    as Joss Merlyn
  • Marie Ney

    as Patience Merlyn
  • Horace Hodges

    as Chadwick
  • Emlyn Williams

    as Harry
  • Wylie Watson

    as Salvation
  • Mervyn Johns

    as Thomas
  • Edwin Greenwood

    as Dandy
  • Stephen Haggard

    as Willie
  • Morland Graham

    as Sydney
  • Basil Radford

    as Lord George
  • George Curzon

    as Captain Murray
  • Aubrey Mather

    as Coachman (uncredited)
  • Jeanne De Casalis

    as Sir Humphrey's Dinner Guest
  • A. Bromley Davenport

    as Lord Ringwood
  • Mabel Terry-Lewis

    as Lady Beston
  • Frederick Piper

    as Davis
  • Herbert Lomas

    as Dowland
  • Clare Greet

    as Granny Tremarney
  • William Devlin

    as Burdkin
  • Marie Ault

    as Coach Passenger (uncredited)
  • O.B. Clarence

    as Coach Passenger (uncredited)
  • Hay Petrie

    as Sir Humphrey's Groom Sam
  • Mary Jerrold

    as Miss Black (uncredited)
  • John Longden

    as Captain Johnson (uncredited)
  • Robert Adair

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • William Fazan

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Archie Harradine

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Harry Lane

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Sam Lee

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Alan Lewis

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Philip Ray

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • A. George Smith

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Directing Alfred Hitchcock Director
Sound Eric Fenby Original Music Composer
Production Erich Pommer Producer
Production Charles Laughton Producer
Editing Robert Hamer Editor
Art Thomas N. Morahan Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Molly McArthur Costume Design
Camera Harry Stradling Sr. Director of Photography
Camera Bernard Knowles Director of Photography
Writing Sidney Gilliat Screenplay
Writing Joan Harrison Screenplay
Writing Sidney Gilliat Dialogue
Crew J. B. Priestley Additional Dialogue
Writing Daphne du Maurier Novel
Production Hugh Perceval Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Ern Westmore Makeup Artist
Directing Roy Goddard Assistant Director
Sound Jack Rogerson Sound Recordist
Crew Harry Watt Special Effects
Camera Gus Drisse Camera Operator
Crew J. Lee Thompson Dialogue Coach
Directing Edward Joseph Assistant Director
Visual Effects W. Percy Day Matte Painter
Crew Bob Simmons Stunts