Heroes & Villains
John Mills (1953)
One of Ealing Studios’ most lavish productions, Scott of the Antarctic is the epitome of the well-made British film, a meticulous recreation of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s doomed 1910-12 expedition to the South Pole, with John Mills as the stiff-upper-lipped hero, and a memorably bleak, desolate score by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
St. George’s Cinema comes alive for the 2017 Silver Screen Festival with an edge-of-the-seat theme guaranteed to set the blood racing. Taut plots, dark storylines, tense cliff-hangers and gritty performances abound in this festival of classic film that looks through the cinematic lens at the forces of good and evil, and the fight for right over wrong. Some of cinema’s greatest names in acting are immortalised in eleven award-winning movies from the golden age of Hollywood that see ruthless and spine-chilling villains pitted against courageous heroes and feisty heroines.