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A Cottage on Dartmoor
A Cottage on Dartmoor

A Cottage on Dartmoor 1929

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A Cottage on Dartmoor 1929 PG

88 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Asquith

Directed by Anthony Asquith (Underground, The Browning Version) A Cottage on Dartmoor is an embroiled melodrama, a tale of love and revenge, shot on location on the bleak landscape of Dartmoor.

Overlooked by critics eager to heap praise upon his contemporary, Hitchcock, and the much lauded Blackmail (released the same year), A Cottage on Dartmoor is a thoughtful distillation of the best of European silent film techniques from a director steeped in the work of the Soviet avant-garde and German expressionism.

One of the last silent films to be made in Britain before the talkies revolutionized cinema, Asquith’s film is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking, a final passionate cry in defence of an art form soon to be obsolete.

This film is presented here with a piano score composed and performed by Stephen Horne.

Directed by

Anthony Asquith

Featuring

Hans Adalbert von Schlettow

Uno Henning

Norah Baring

Genres

Drama

Collection

Silent Classics

Certificate

PG Contains mild threat and violence

Released

1929

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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