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The Bells (1931 film)

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Art director  Oscar Friedrich Werndorff
Country  UK
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Genre  Crime, Drama, Horror
Duration  
Language  English
The Bells (1931 film) movie poster
Director  Harcourt Templeman Oscar Werndorff
Release date  1931
Writer  Alexandre Chatrian (play), C.H. Dand (adaptation), Emile Erckmann (play)
Directors  Oscar Friedrich Werndorff, Harcourt Templeman
Genres  Horror, Drama, Crime Fiction
Cast  Edward Sinclair, Donald Calthrop, Jane Welsh
Similar movies  Carlos and Elisabeth (1924), Jealousy (1925), The Wrecker (1929), The 39 Steps (1935), The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935)

The bells 1931


The Bells is a 1931 British drama film directed by Harcourt Templeman and Oscar Werndorff and starring Donald Calthrop, Jane Welsh, and Edward Sinclair.

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The film was originally released with a film score written by Gustav Holst, the only film score by Holst. The film was based on the play Le Juif Polonais by Alexandre Chatrian and Emile Erckmann, and the English version The Bells by Leopold Lewis.

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Cast

  • Donald Calthrop – Mathias
  • Jane Welsh – Annette
  • Edward Sinclair – Sergeant Christian Nash
  • O.B. Clarence – Watchman
  • Wilfred Shine – Philosopher
  • Ralph Truman – Blacksmith
  • Anita Sharp-Bolster
  • Plot

    Mathias (Calthrop), an Alsatian innkeeper, murders a rich Pole staying at his inn. However, Mathias' conscience will not let him rest, and the murdered man's spirit drives the innkeeper nearly mad.

    The victim's brother calls for an inquest and brings with him a sideshow hypnotist, who is supposedly able to read minds. Mathias, as burgomaster, is called upon to conduct the inquest, but under the intuitive eye of the hypnotist cannot resist torment of his own conscience.

    Preservation status

    This film is now considered a lost film. Imogen Holst wrote that the film score is also lost.

    References

    The Bells (1931 film) Wikipedia
    The Bells (1931 film) IMDb


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