Piccadilly

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Dir. E.A. Dupont

UK 1929 | Black & white | 108 mins @ 24 fps | Cert PG | Drama | Silent

Cast: Anna May Wong, Gilda Gray

One of the pinnacles of British silent cinema, Piccadilly is a sumptuous showbiz melodrama seething with sexual and racial tension. The Chinese-American screen goddess Anna May Wong stars as Shosho, a scullery maid in a fashionable London nightclub whose sensuous tabletop dance catches the eye of suave club owner Valentine Wilmot. She rises to become the toast of London and the object of his erotic obsession - to the bitter jealousy of Mabel, his former lover and star dancer (played by Ziegfeld Follies star Gilda Gray).

Available on: DVD, 35mm

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