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Resounding Silents presents...

The Cat And The Canary (1927)

vintage silent movie, contemporary live score

Paul Leni USA 84m

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Sun 6 October // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: £7/5

The seminal "Old Dark House" flick, Paul Leni's influential expressionist comedy horror (remade 5 times, referenced endlessly) is one of the cornerstones of Universal's extensive horror catalogue. Three relations gather to hear the reading of their rich uncle's will where they are haunted by an unseen presence and stalked by an escaped madman named "The Cat".

The director's reputation was built on his expert use of pure filmic techniques and this production marked his successful synthesis of German Expressionism with Hollywood's emergent sensibilities.