Piccadilly 1929
One of the pinnacles of British silent cinema, Piccadilly is a sumptuous showbiz melodrama seething with sexual and racial tension.

The Chinese-American screen goddess Anna May Wong stars as Shosho, a scullery maid in a fashionable London nightclub whose sensuous tabletop dance catches the eye of suave club owner Valentine Wilmot. She rises to become the toast of London and the object of his erotic obsession – to the bitter jealousy of Mabel, his former lover and star dancer (played by Ziegfeld Follies star Gilda Gray).

Piccadilly was a star vehicle for Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American star and one of the first non-white actors to gain international celebrity.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:49:28 | 7.46 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English Intertitles
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama, Crime, Silent

Director: Ewald Andre Dupont
Cast: Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong, Jameson Thomas
Country: UK

• "Introduction to the Music - Neil Brand" featurette (20 min)
• Prologue to the sound version of 'Piccadilly' (5 min)
• E A Dupont Biography (text screens)
• Anna May Wong Biography (text screens)