7:30 PM Mon 12th October
PICCADILLY Silent Movie
Film


At The CUT Arts Centre [Info]
STEPHEN HORNE piano
MARTIN PYNE percussion

Talk of the town, the Piccadilly nightclub is in danger of decline when manager Valentine sacks his star attraction.

A young Chinese woman, working in the kitchen, is given the chance to become the club's main act which soon leads to a plot of betrayal, forbidden love and murder.

A film noir before the term was in use, Piccadilly is one of the true greats of British silent films, on a par with the best work of Anthony Asquith or Alfred Hitchcock in the period. What marks the movie out is the astonishing confidence of its direction by EA Dupont.

The film also features a display of gluttony by a young Charles Laughton (see clip below)



1929
108 minutes
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