Kennington Bioscope presents A SOUL IN TORMENT from 35mm at The Cinema Museum (02 FEB 2022).

Kennington Bioscope presents Michael Curtiz’ A SOUL IN TORMENT (1921) from 35mm with full supporting programme of Vitagraph rarities at The Cinema Museum (02 FEB 19:30).

Submitted by Kennington Bioscope

  • A SOUL IN TORMENT d. Michael Curtiz, 1921 + full supporting programme
  • 02 FEB 2020 // Doors: 18:30 / Programme: 19:30 // The Cinema Museum
  • Tickets: £7.00 // Book by email:
  • Please note this is a change of date from 12 JAN 2022

A SOUL IN TORMENT aka Frau Dorothys Bekenntnis aka Mrs. Dane’s Confession (1921) is an Austrian film directed by Michael Curtiz, with cinematography by Gustav Ucicky, and starring Lucy Doraine, Alfons Fryland, Otto Tressier, Kurt Lessen, Harry DeLoon, Anton Tiller and Max-Ralph Ostermann.

Dorothy (Lucy Doraine) awakens next to a body and is immediately arrested. Grilled by the police who accuse her of the murder, she protests that she’s innocent. Bit by bit Dorothy’s memories are pieced together, starting with the death of her parents and how she came under the tutelage of her uncle. But her seemingly safe life is derailed when she is saved from an attempted kidnapping by a dashing man. Unfortunately he is not really after her but her money.

We are screening a 35mm archive print, courtesy of the BFI. The film will be introduced by Michelle Facey, with live piano accompaniment from Costas Fotopoulos.

The support programme is two rare Vitagraph films, also on 35mm. DIANA’S DRESS REFORM (1914), is a short directed by Ralph Ince, and starring Anita Stewart as a young lady whose troubles with dress hooks lead her to adopting Greek clothes, with great success. THE SIXTEENTH WIFE? (1917) directed by Charles Brabin, with the British actress Peggy Hyland the and Australian actor Marc McDemott. In this comedy drama, a Turkish aristocrat woos a young lady. Will she become part of his ‘harem’?

Live piano accompaniment for the supporting programme comes from John Sweeney.

Kennington Bioscope presents A SOUL IN TORMENT d. Michael Curtiz, 1921 from 35mm + full supporting programme at The Cinema Museum (02 FEB 19:30).




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