Turmoil hit the British film industry in 1929. Sound technology was making inroads in film studios and cinemas but where did that leave the silent features already planned or completed? Using extensive clips, film historian Geoff Brown explores the mixed artistic results of the industry’s heroic, sometimes foolhardy attempts to remodel existing silent properties with synchronised dialogue and music. The young Alfred Hitchcock achieved a triumph in Blackmail, but what about the sentimental drama Kitty, the tartan nightmare of The Lady of the Lake, or the earnestly Germanic The Informer? And would the exotic Mona Goya in The Lady from the Sea manage to pronounce the word “bungalow”?

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