JAMAICA INN had many interesting incidents associated with it. Unfortunately, very little of that interest reached the screen. Laughton had opened his own production company, Mayflower, and this, its third and final film after THE BEACHCOMBER and SIDEWALKS OF LONDON, finally sank the ship.
It was hoped that Hitchcock, who had just finished his successful THE LADY VANISHES, would help the feeble script here, but even he couldn't make this one fly. Laughton and Hitchcock had some knockdown battles on the set, but as Laughton was also the coproducer, Hitchcock couldn't make him take
orders and the result was a very hammy performance from the star. This was to be Hitch...