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
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 Studios, A 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.