A Cottage on Dartmoor DVD




From the British Film Institute   

A Cottage on Dartmoor       


Run time: 84 minutes

Starring: Uno Henning, Norah Baring, Hans Adalbert Schlettow

Director: Anthony Asquith

Anthony Asquith’s tale of love and revenge, played out against the bleak Dartmoor landscape, made in 1929.

One of the very last silent films to be made in Britain before the talkies revolutionised cinema, A Cottage on Dartmoor is a virtuoso piece of film-making. Restored from film materials preserved in the BFI National Archive, this little-known gem is released on DVD for the first time in the UK, presented with a specially commissioned score by Stephen Horne. 

In a small-town hairdressing salon, a young barber, Joe (Uno Henning) is trying to court Sally, the beautiful manicurist (Nora Baring). 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.


Insight (1960) – Study of Anthony Asquith at work featuring on set footage and interviews

Rush Hour  Comedy film from the BFI National Archive about Britain’s workers coping with the transport system during the War (Anthony Asquith, 1941)

Fully illustrated booklet including essays by Bryony Dixon and Geoffrey Macnab

1 disc | Black & White | Silent with music

Additional information

Weight 0.185 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 2.5 cm