A Cottage On Dartmoor
Thu 01 Jan 1970
In celebration of the exhibition Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region, RAMM has teamed up with Exeter Phoenix to showcase a season of films that have been shot on or inspired by Dartmoor. Each screening will be preceded by a special introductory talk.
A Cottage on Dartmoor is a classic silent drama, told in flashback, about an escape from Dartmoor Prison by a man who has sworn revenge on his rival in love.
In a small-town hairdressing salon, a young barber, Joe (Uno Henning) is trying to court Sally, the beautiful manicurist (Nora Baring) and asks her out. She rejects him in favour of the security offered by an older, wealthier farmer. In a jealous rage Joe slashes the farmer with a razor and is sent to Dartmoor prison for attempted murder. He escapes over the moors to find Sally, who does not know if he has come to kill her or ask her forgiveness, and it’s at this point that the film begins.
Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Way to the Stars), A Cottage on Dartmoor is an embroiled melodrama, a tale of love and revenge set on the beautifully captured landscape of Dartmoor.