Directed by Anthony Asquith the silent melodrama and thriller A COTTAGE ON DARTMOOR explores the disturbing aspects of jealousy and crimes of passion. The movie narrates the story of Joe (Ugo Henning) a barber consumed by his passion for his girlfriend Sally (Nora Baring) a manicurist. When Sally ends up paying too much attention to one of her customers Harry (Hans Schettow) the intensity of Joe’s obsession pushes him to slit the mans throat. The barber is then sent to Dartmoor prison for a lengthy jail term but manages to escape.
Insight: a study of Anthony Asquith, Short film: RUSH HOUR, Illustrated booklet
Release Date: 26 May 2008
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1929
Main Language: English