Saturday, 9 February 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 48: Sun Feb 17

The Life Story of David Lloyd George (Elvey, 1918): Barbican, 4pm

Here is the Barbican introduction to what sounds a remarkable find: Maurice Elvey's remarkable chronicle of the life of the great Welsh politician was suppressed under mysterious circumstances in 1918 and never shown. It disappeared for 76 yearsbefore its rediscovery by the Wales Film and Television Archive. Norman Page delivers a masterly performance as Lloyd George, as he moves from his early school and working life towards the pinnacle of his political career.

With live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand and introduced by film historian Ian Christie.

You can read more here about the fascinating background to this film from Neil Brand at the Silent London website.

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