Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1939 • United Kingdom
Starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara, Robert Newton
The last film Alfred Hitchcock made before leaving England for Hollywood centers on a young woman who discovers that her uncle heads a gang of ship-wreckers and killers under the secret patronage of a local squire. Her efforts to stop their wicked ways lead her down a path filled with murder and betrayal. The film was adapted from a novel by Daphne du Maurier, and Hitchcock would return to her work with REBECCA and THE BIRDS.