At the Villa Rose (1920 film)

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At the Villa Rose
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Written by Sinclair Hill
Based on At the Villa Rose 
by A.E.W. Mason
Starring Norman Page
Manora Thew
Langhorn Burton
Teddy Arundell
Cinematography Paul Burger
Production
company
Release dates
1920
Running time
6276 feet
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent

At the Villa Rose is a 1920 British silent detective film based on the 1910 novel At the Villa Rose by A.E.W. Mason. The feature was directed by Maurice Elvey and stars Manora Thew and Langhorn Burton. A print of the film survives at the British Film Institute archives.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Inspector Hanaud is asked to investigate a murder in which a young woman is accused of murdering her wealthy employer in a Riviera mansion and then running away. She is innocent, but the villain is able to make her seem guilty. Hanaud uncovers the truth, that the murder was the result of a jewel robbery gone wrong.

Cast[edit]

  • Eva Westlake - Madame Dauvray
  • J.L. Boston - Besnard
  • Joan Beverley - Adele Rossignol
  • Kate Gurney - Helene
  • Manora Thew - Celia Harland
  • Teddy Arundell - Inspector Hanaud
  • Norman Page - Julius Ricardo
  • Armand Lenders - Perichet
  • Langhorn Burton - Harry Weathermill

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "British novelist A.E.W. Mason is best known for his jingoistic adventure story {-The Four Feathers}. At the Villa Rose is a lesser but no less florid Mason work. Manora Thew stars as a phony medium, working the suckers in Monaco." [3]

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