Set in pre-Revolutionary Moscow, this touchingly emotional drama stars Otto Kruger as a doting father who leads a double life to conceal the reality of his job from his beloved daughter.
Directed by Oscar nominee Herbert Brenon and released in the US as False Rapture, Black Eyes is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Ivan Petrov has one weakness in his life, and one love: his little black-eyed daughter, Tania. In fact, his entire career is devoted to her future happiness, though Tania remains ignorant as to his vocation. Done with cool deliberation, Petrov’s all-consuming fear is that one day his lovely daughter will discover his true profession, and despise him for it…
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.