A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929), Silent Britain (2006) DVD9
A Tense, Shocking thriller that stylistically evokes the early films of Alfred Hitchcock and the masterworks of German and Russian Silent Cinema.

Joe (Henning) is a workaday barber who has fallen for Sally (Baring), a manicurist in the shop where he works. But Sally is also being courted by repeat customer Harry (Hans Schlettow), who makes his intentions a bit too obvious. Joe becomes intensely jealous as a result, and ends up places a straight razor against his rival's throat...

Director: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Uno Henning, Norah Baring
Country: Sweden, UK

A perfect companion to Dartmoor is Silent Britain, a feature-length documentary produced by the British Film Institute that celebrates this newly-rescued golden age of British filmmaking. Hosted by Matthew Sweet, it spans from such early pioneers as George Albert Smith and Cecil Hepworth to such later figures as Asquith, Maurice Elvey and, of course, Hitchcock. Featuring clips from a remarkable range of films, Silent Britain is the perfect means to reacquaint oneself with early British film history or discover it for the first time.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:27:57 + 01:28:41 | 7.35 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Crime, Drama, Silent, Documentary

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