|of German titles:||Reef Piraten|
|original title:||Jamaica Inn|
|production country:||Great Britain|
|length (PAL - DVD):||100 minutes|
|of source language:||English|
|age release:||FSK 12|
|film script:||Daphne you Maurier (collecting main), Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison|
|production:|| Michael Balcon,|
|camera:||Berne pool of broadcasting corporations Knowles, Harry Stradling|
Reef Piraten (original title: Jamaica Inn; also as the tavern of Jamaica ) is a feature of Alfreds Hitchcock admits from the year 1939. It was its last British film before the beginning of co-operation with David O. Selznick in the USA. It was turned in the Elstree of Studios close London.
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in the English county Cornwall lives the young orphan Mary (Maureen O'Hara) with her aunt Patience (Marie Ney) and its uncle Joss (Leslie bank), the owners the restaurant operator/barkeeper shank „Jamaica Inn “. It finds out soon that their uncle with a gang of beach robbers co-operates, who lure and out-rob ships by falsified beacons on the cliffs. Their leader is a justice of the peace Sir Humphrey Pengallan (Charles Laughton). Their discoveries bring it in mortal danger. The alleged Pirat James Trehearne (Robert Newton) is the only one, which she can trust.
the film Jamaica Inn is based “from Daphne you Maurier on on the novel „. Sidney Gilliat and Hitchcocks female assistant Joan Harrison wrote the film script. One of the main roles played Charles Laughton, which in the production of the film with its own company was involved, which turned however altogether only three films, before Vessel OF Wrath (1937) and pc. Martin's Lane (1938) and evenly Jamaica Inn. Koproduzent and partner of the Mayflower Productions was the producer and director Erich Pommer, which Hitchcock already could do from the work to the film The Blackguard (1925 ), emigrierte from Germany, at which he as author and Szenenbildner was involved.
The plans for a common film were already forged in the autumn 1936 with a Festessen of a Filminstutes in London, with which Hitchcock met by accident on Laughton and Pommer.
Reef Piraten was one of the few trips of the crime film specialist Hitchcock into the costume film, with a Charles Laughton, which controls the whole film by its representation of the rogue. In its perfectionism it could be glued on even a wrong nose to go through around better as oilier, blown up Landjunker and acted in its typical kind, which than „Laughtonismus was designated “, with bombastischen gestures and eccentric Ticks. Thus it refused for example going or standing to be filmed until it had perfected a certain course.
Hitchcock was this function contrary and in interviews always deplored it the mannersisms and the dubious function Laughtons, which understood its opinion after nothing about the film.
For the unknown 18-jährige Maureen O'Hara was the film its debut on the large canvas, which a successful Hollywood - career followed.
After completion of the turning work Hitchcock at the beginning of left March 1939 then England and began in the USA its Hollywoodkarriere with the next film, Rebecca (1940), likewise a filming of a novel of Daphne you Maurier. Producer David O. Selznik had already acquired the film rights at Rebecca before the beginning of the turning work on reef Piraten for 50.000 US Dollar, after Hitchcock a preprint read him and recommended it Selznick. Originally Hitchcock wanted to buy the rights themselves, the demands of the Agentin of you Maurier and the uncertainty to interest a Produktionsgesellschaft in it had it however from the acquisition of the rights refrained.
the critics were disappointed over the film and called it „strangely boringly and unimaginatively - a most flabby Melodram “. The visitors, who had expected a typical Hitchcock film, did not come at all at their expense, seemed it nevertheless, as if the director had bored itself with the turning work and waits only for the fact that they go finally to end.
Howard Barnes, a Hitchcock usually probably-deliberate film critic, certified „singular boredom and Uninspiriertheit to the film in the New York Herald grandstand one. Charles Laughton shows already nearly such a thing like Verachtung for the medium film and is content always to take a show off instead of bringing the emotional and psychological factors into the film, which constitute collected a good representation. Here it supplied only one self-manifestation and no good in addition…“
- Daphne you Maurier: Jamaica Inn. Fischer, ISBN 3596163528
(earlier German title also hotel Jamaica)
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