A COTTAGE ON DARTMOOR (PG)

SAT 04 NOV 19:00 SCREEN IN THE SQUARE, ST. MARGARET’S HOPE

SUN 05 NOV 14:00 GABLE END THEATRE, HOY

Director: Anthony Asquith

Original story: Herbert C. Price

Runtime: 88 mins

Silent Cinema with accompanied soundtrack by musician Stephen Horne. 

Introduced by Laraine Porter


BFI

A barber’s assistant becomes infatuated with a female colleague, and takes drastic action when she spurns him in favour of a new customer.

Shot at British Instructional Films‘ newly opened Welwyn StudiosA Cottage on Dartmoor marked another milestone for Anthony Asquithfollowing his impressive 1928 debut Shooting Stars. A straightforward but beautifully realised tale of sexual jealousy, the film easily counters the entrenched criticism that British cinema in the silent era was staid, stagy and lacking emotion.

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