Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

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Flesh and the Devil

  • Abbeydale Picture House 387 Abbeydale Road Sheffield, England, S7 1FS United Kingdom (map)

Greta Garbo, John Gilbert and Swedish heartthrob Lars Hanson star in MGM's lavish melodrama about boyhood friends torn apart by love for the same woman, the mesmerising Countess Felicitas von Rhaden. 

John Gilbert was the greatest romantic star of the late 20s and Greta Garbo was only recently arrived from Sweden and in only her sixth film. Their pairing in Flesh and the Devil by director Clarence Brown was mirrored in real life: Garbo and Gilbert were madly, excessively in love with each other. Their scenes together are extraordinary and the film as a whole is a perfect example of the sort of intoxicating, sensual romance that silent cinema can achieve.

With live music and on the huge Abbeydale Picture House screen, Flesh and the Devil will carry you away.

Performing live: Jonathan Best (piano) and Trevor Bartlett (percussion)

Compelling...there are scenes in this film which one will not readily forget
— New York Times

This screening is part of A Day of Silent Film at Abbeydale Picture House, from 11am on Sat 6 May.  Tickets £9 or £25 for a Saturday Pass for seven films.

Directed by Clarence Brown, USA, 1926, 1 hour 55 min, screening in 35mm. This presentation of Flesh and the Devil by arrangement with Photoplay Productions and Warner Brothers.


Earlier Event: May 6
Tall Tales and Incredible Journeys
Later Event: May 6
Behind the Door