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Sat, 19 Oct


Polperro Village Hall, Polperro

The Manxman (1929): South West Silents

The Manxman (1929): South West Silents
The Manxman (1929): South West Silents

Time & Location

19 Oct 2024, 19:00 – 22:00

Polperro Village Hall, Polperro, The Old School House, The Coombe, Polperro, Looe PL13 2RH, UK

About the Event

South West Silents, in collaboration with Studiocanal, are proud to present a very special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Manxman (1929). With live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne, we are taking one of the master of suspense's most beautiful of films, back to where he filmed it, almost 100 years ago!

The Film:

Adapted from the bestselling 1894 novel by Sir Hall Caine, which sold half a million copies. The Manxman is set in a remote fishing village on the Isle of Man where two boyhood friends (Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen) take markedly differing paths in adulthood; but still manage to fall in love with the same woman (Anny Ondra).

Unable to find a suitable location on the Isle of Man, Hitchcock relocated the production to Cornwall. Specifically in Polperro. And thanks to the beautiful cinematography by Jack E. Cox, Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate silent film and one of the best and most mature works of his early career.

The Music:

Stephen Horne: Stephen has long been internationally considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. A house pianist at London’s BFI Southbank for over thirty years, he has played at all the major UK venues and recorded music for many DVD and online releases of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.

He regularly performs internationally and in recent years his accompaniments have met with acclaim at film festivals in Pordenone, Bologna, San Francisco, Telluride, Paris, Cannes, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Seoul, Istanbul, Berlin and Vienna.

Thanks to the Studiocanal and the Trustees of Polperro Village Hall.

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