Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

List of screenings

There are several ways to explore the festival programme on this website. Scrolling down this page will show you a chronological list of all forty screenings. Click on the pictures or the green buttons to find out more about any event.

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Chicago

  • Hyde Park Picture House 73 Brudenell Road Leeds, England, LS6 1JD 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.

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

With live musical accompaniment by a trio of Yorkshire Silent Film Festival musicians - Jonny Best (piano), Trevor Bartlett (percussion), Richard Ormrod (winds, guitar, accordian).

Part of A Day of Silent Film at Hyde Park Picture House including: Cartoon Carnival, Soviet comedy The House on Trubnaya Street, crime thriller The Four Just Men and twisted revenge drama Behind the Door.

SINGLE TICKETS: £8.50 (adults), £7.50 (conc.), £7.00 (members)
AS PART OF DAY PASS: £22 (adults), £20 (conc.), £17 (members) - please telephone on 0113 275 2045 to buy a pass.

Directed by Frank Urson, USA, 1927, 112 mins

Earlier Event: May 28
Behind the Door
Later Event: May 30
The Golden Clown