A love triangle played out on the Isle of Man is the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's last silent film, THE MANXMAN, an uncharacteristic example of Hitchcock with tongue out of cheek.
Pete (Carl Brisson), a fisherman, and Phillip (Malcom Keen), a lawyer, are best friends. Pete is in love with Kate (Anny Ondra), the daughter of Caesar. Pete persuades his more articulate friend to ask Caesar for Kate's hand on his behalf. Caesar harshly rejects the proxy proposal, dismissing Pete
as a "penniless lout." As a result, the spurned suitor decides to sail to Africa to make his fortune. Before he leaves, Kate frivolously pledges to wait for him, even though she is falling in...