A Cottage on Dartmoor

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Shown: January 8, 2012 at 6pm

Director : Anthony Asquith

Country : UK

Release Date : 1929

Duration : 75 mins

Language : No dialogue

Subtitles : No

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

“Provides ample illustration of how elegantly and assuredly expressive silent film had become”  (Dave Kehr – New York Times)