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Herbert Price (from the story by)
Anthony Asquith (scenario)
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Release Date:
11 April 1930 (USA) See more »
Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A jealous barber's assistant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Hans Adalbert Schlettow ... Harry a Dartmoor Farmer (as Hans Schlettow)
Uno Henning ... Joe a Barber's Assistant

Norah Baring ... Sally a Manicurist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anthony Asquith ... Bespectacled man in cinema (uncredited)
Judd Green ... Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Asquith 
Writing credits
Herbert Price (from the story by) (as Herbert C. Price)

Anthony Asquith (scenario)

Produced by
H. Bruce Woolfe .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Stephen Horne (2006)
Peter Reiter-Schaub (2016)
Cinematography by
Stanley Rodwell (photography)
Axel Lindblom (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Ian Campbell-Gray  (as Ian Campbell Gray)
Arthur B. Woods (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
A. Frank Bundy .... assistant director (uncredited)
Music Department
William Hodgson .... conductor
William Hodgson .... music compiler
Stephen Horne .... musician: piano for 2006 score
Alfred Huff .... music mixer
Megumi Kasakawa .... musician: Viola
Michael M. Kasper .... musician: Cello
Jadish Mistry .... musician: Violin
Diego Ramos Rodriguez .... musician: Violin
Other crew
Ralph Smart .... continuity (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"A Cottage on Dartmoor" - UK (original title)
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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (theatre scene) (soundtrack lost) | Silent
Sweden:15 | UK:A | UK:PG (DVD rating)

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Continuity: The first time Joe's card about Sally wearing a flower is shown, its text is in straight lines, but in the second close-up as he remembers it in the movie theater, the lines have been written diagonally.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Safety Last! (1923)See more »


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5 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
It isn't all good, 31 July 2007
Author: simon-1303 from United Kingdom

As everyone's being so nice about this, I thought I should put the other side. It's a bit interesting, being so old, and some of the camera-work and acting is good on occasion. However, above all, it's melodramatic. The characters stick to one or two emotions each throughout. The plot is exceptionally hackneyed and simple and what drama there might be is largely eliminated by the fact that 90% of the film is in flashback. There are very few actual events, as the scenes are so long. Also, almost no dialogue is shown in inter titles, less than in many silent films. So, you could watch it at 4x normal speed and not miss anything. The director attempts to inject some drama through frantic cutting and atmospheric lighting but simply emphasises how little activity or plot development is taking place. Another weak attempt to add drama is some horrendous overacting. You might wish to make allowances given the age of the film, though there were many better films of the same era.

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