Veteran Shakespearean player Matheson Lang stars in a suspenseful murder mystery set amid the intrigue and power struggles of Renaissance Rome.
Co-starring Eric Portman and featuring an early role for luminescent Four Feathers lead June Duprez, The Cardinal is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.
Rome, 1570. The Cardinal, Giovanni de Medici, is at loggerheads with the brutal General Belmonte, his greatest rival. When the General commits murder and pins it on the Cardinal’s young brother, it seems that the Cardinal’s hands are tied for he has been told of the murder under the seal of secrecy afforded by the Confessional…
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.