The Penalty

The Penalty with Live Score

Thu 6 Dec 2018


Psychological twists, ambiguities and moral dilemmas in this silent film accompanied by live music.

Tickets £10 / £8 Conc & Friends

As a child, Blizzard (Lon Chaney) is involved in a car accident after which his doctor unnecessarily amputates both his legs. Years later, Blizzard is the head of the San Francisco mob and is determined to exact revenge on Dr. Ferris. He sees an opening when he meets the doctor's daughter, sculptor Barbara and agrees to pose for her to carry out his scheme. Little does he know, his employee Rose  is a police operative.

This screening will be accompanied by live music, with leading Scottish composer Graeme Stephen's score for guitar and cello. 

Screened as part of the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Tour.

'combined imaginative and unique talents separated by nearly 100 years in time being brought together for something a little different, and a little special - Graeme Stephen (guitar), Pete Harvey (cello) and Lon Chaney (actor).' SOUTHSIDE ADVERTISER

Directed By
Wallace Worsley
Year Made
USA 1920

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