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Leeds Lit Fest 21: Silent Film Screening – The Hound of the Baskervilles

by The Leeds Library


The Hound of the Baskervilles. 1929 silent film with piano accompaniment by Jonny Best.

This is a free event.

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories were the basis for scores of silent films; this is the very last of them, made in Germany in the dying days of the silent era. An international cast, lavish sets and bravura camerawork combine with the familiar Conan-Doyle world of secret passages behind sliding panels, creaking country houses, and swirling mists on dark, mysterious moors. This film was unseen since 1929 and considered long lost – until it was found in Poland in 2009, stored in a parish priest’s basement. Restored in 2019, this is the first opportunity for audiences in Yorkshire to see it – with Jonny Best’s atmospheric, improvised piano accompaniment performed especially for Leeds Lit Fest.

Running time: 66 minutes plus introduction

Certificate PG

Screening by permission of Flicker Alley.

Date and Time

Sat, March 6, 2021

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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