SummaryValentine Wilmot, the owner of the popular Picadilly Club finds his lead male attraction, Victor Smiles (Cyril Ritchard), has quit and that the public has judged Victor's partner Mabel as over the hill. Though they are lovers, Valentine must find another dancer to replace Mabel or face an uncertain future. When a customer (Charles Laughton in his first feature film) complains of a dirty dish, Valentine discovers the answer to all his problems down in the club's scullery...
Detective and mystery films.
Nightclubs -- Drama.
Dancers -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Chatsworth, Calif. :Image Entertainment,2005
Dupont, E. A.
(Ewald André), 1891-1956.
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.
Thomas, Jameson, 1888-1939.
Wong, Anna May, 1905-1961.
Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962.
British Film Institute.
Cast: Anna Mae Wong, Jameson Thomas, Gilda Gray, Charles Laughton, Cyril Richard, Hannah Jones.
Credits: cinematography, Werner Brandes ; art direction, Alfred Junge ; editor, J.W. McConaughty ; music, Neil Brand ; screenplay, Arnold Bennett ; director/producer, E.A. Dupont.
A DVD release of the motion picture originally produced in 1929.
Extras: Original filmed intro to 1929 sound version; Neil Brand on composing of the score for Piccadilly, Stills galleries courtesy of the British Film Institute and Cinematheque Suisse; Original 1929 press kit; Five authors in search of Anna May Wong; Video excerpts from the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival Panel, "Dangerous to know : the career and legacy of Anna May wong," moderated by B. Ruby Rich; and author Karen Leong's introduction to the film.
1 videodisc (109 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.