Mary (1931 film)

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1931 German Film-Kurier magazine cover
Directed byAlfred Hitchcock
Written byClemence Dane
Helen de Guerry Simpson
Alma Reville
Herbert Juttke
Georg C. Klaren
StarringAlfred Abel
Olga Tschechowa
CinematographyJack E. Cox
Distributed byBritish International Pictures (UK)
Sud-Film (Germany)
Release date
  • 2 March 1931 (1931-03-02)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryWeimar Republic
United Kingdom

Mary (1931) is a UK-German co-production film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and is the German language version of Hitchcock's Murder! (1930), shot simultaneously on the same sets with German speaking actors. The film is based on the book Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson, and stars Alfred Abel and Olga Tschechowa. Miles Mander reprises his role as Gordon Druce from Murder!, though the character's name was changed to Gordon Moore.


Copyright and home video status[edit]

Mary, like all of Hitchcock's other British films, is copyrighted worldwide[1][2] but has been heavily bootlegged on home video.[3] Despite this, various licensed, restored releases have appeared on DVD, Blu-ray and video on demand services from Optimum in the UK, Lionsgate and Kino Lorber in the US, and others.[4]


  1. ^ "Alfred Hitchcock Collectors' Guide: Slaying the public domain myth". Brenton Film.
  2. ^ "Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright". Brenton Film.
  3. ^ "Bootlegs Galore: The Great Alfred Hitchcock Rip-off". Brenton Film.
  4. ^ "Alfred Hitchcock Collectors' Guide: Mary (1931)". Brenton Film.

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