A Romance of Seville DVD (1929)
Dolores and Ramon celebrate their arranged betrothal with little enthusiasm: Dolores has a lover, and Ramon wants his freedom so that he can pursue Pepita. Having heard of Ramon’s betrothal, Pepita gives her heart to another but when bandits accost her and try to rob her father, they give the dashing Ramon just the chance he needs to prove the gallant lover!
Featuring gorgeous cinematography from Claude Friese-Greene, this stirring drama of romance and derring-do features an early film role for debonair Egyptian-born actor Alexandre D’Arcy, playing opposite Russian-British star Marguerite Allan.
Initially released as a silent film with Pathecolor sequences in May 1929, A Romance of Seville was re-released in July 1930 without the stencil colouring but with new titles and a soundtrack showcasing a feature-length medley of colourful Spanish music. The Pathecolor version no longer exists, but the re-release is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
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.