Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

List of screenings

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Chicago

  • Saltburn Community Theatre Albion Terrace Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England, TS12 1JT United Kingdom (map)

Boozy, jazz-loving Roxie Hart kills her deceitful boyfriend in cold blood and winds up in prison with fellow murderess Velma Kelly. Based on a real life 1924 crime, the legendary Cecil B. DeMille created one of the 1920s most entertaining, vivacious films - fifty years before Kander & Ebb would go on to use the same story for their Broadway musical. 

With live piano accompaniment.

Phyllis Haver gives an astoundingly fine performance as the redoubtable Roxie Hart. This film may deal lightly with trials and juries, but there is throughout an element of truth in the action..it is a production that makes the most of the predicaments of a woman who has fired off a pistol in the heat of temper
— New York Times, 1927

Tickets £6 (£3 to film society members). See both films for £10.

Book online at saltburnarts.co.uk or telephone 01287624997

Doors open 30 mins before each film.

Dir. Frank Urson, 1927, 112 min

Earlier Event: May 10
The Battle of the Somme
Later Event: May 11
Blackmail