The main feature is The Virgin of Stamboul (1920), directed by Tod Browning, and starring Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman and Wallace Beery. Achmet Bey (Beery), a Turkish chieftain, catches one of his many wives in adultery and murders her lover. Throwing aside the cuckolding wife, he abducts an innocent girl (Dean) to his harem. However, a brave American who loves her (Oakman) comes to her rescue. The 35mm print from the BFI will be introduced by Kevin Brownlow.
In the first half of the programme we will show a lost British feature, Maria Marten (1928), courtesy of the Pat Moules Collection. This is one of the five film versions of the Red Barn Murders of the 1820s, and is directed by Walter West and stars Trilby Clark, Warwick Ward and Dora Barton. This 16mm print will be introduced by Michael Pointon.
Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.
The Virgin of Stamboul (1920), directed by Tod Browning plus
Maria Marten (1928), directed by Walter West Wed 5 Dec 2018 @ 19:30
Accompanied by John Sweeney (Maria Marten)
and Cyrus Gabrysch (The Virgin of Stamboul).