Blackmail (1929)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Molly Haskell, Ron Simon, Dale Gregory
Fri, March 27th, 2020 | 7:00 pm

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Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

Blackmail (1929)
In the first “talkie” from master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, a woman kills a man in self-defense after he tries to assault her, and she is then mercilessly blackmailed by a witness to the crime. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Anny Ondra, John Longden, Cyril Ritchard. 85 min.


Molly Haskell is an author and film critic. Her latest book is Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films. Ron Simon is curator of television and radio at the Paley Center for Media. Dale Gregory is vice president for public programs at the New-York Historical Society.


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