Heroes & Villains
Robert Donat & Madeleine Carroll (1935)
In this heart-racing spy story, Richard Hannay (Donat) is thrust into a vortex of espionage, intrigue and murder, without understanding exactly how or why. Falsely accused of murder and on the run, this unexpected hero finds himself both pursued and the pursuer as he must outwit a dastardly spy ring. Packed with twists and turns, this tightly-plotted and taut adaption of the John Buchan novel by the Master of Suspense remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.
St. George’s Cinema comes alive once again 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 week-long festival of classic film evoking the golden age of Hollywood, and exploring the fight between good and evil, and the tensions of right and wrong. Some of cinema’s greatest names in acting are immortalised in eleven award-winning movies that see ruthless and spine-chilling villains pitted against courageous and feisty heroes and heroines.