Blackmail, 1929

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast

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London: Flights: Heathrow Airport; Gatwick Airport


Trivia

For more Hitchcock in London, see Frenzy.

Blackmail filming location: The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London

Blackmail filming location: the climactic chase through the museum: The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London

Alfred Hitchcock’s first talkie (it started out as a silent), with Alice White (Anny Ondra) killing her assailant after fighting off an attempted rape.

Blackmail filming location: The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London

Blackmail filming location: the drinking fountain: The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London

The climactic chase takes place through the galleries of the British Museum in Bloomsbury. These were mocked up at Elstree Studio, using huge photographs of the museum’s interior.

The exterior is real enough, with blackmailer Tracy (Donald Calthrop) briefly stopping at the still-working stone drinking fountain to the left of the museum’s main entrance.

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