Dark Red Roses (1929)

63m, 6000 feet (only 4357 feet are known to survive)
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Sinclair Hill.

Plot Summary

A sculptor becomes so consumed with when his wife falls for a handsome young cellist that he threatens to cut off his hands while making a cast of them.


Director: Sinclair Hill
New Era Films
Script: Leslie Howard Gordon, Harcourt Templeman
Story: Stacy Aumonier
Director of Photography: A. Virago
Music: Modest Mussorgsky (Khovanshchina)
Recorded under British Talking Pictures Phonofilm process
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Studio: Wembley Studios, London, England, UK; Worton Hall Studios, Isleworth, London, England, UK

Stewart Rome (David)
Frances Doble (David's wife)
Hugh Eden (Anton)
Kate Cutler (the mother)
Jack Clayton (Jack)
Jill Clayton (Jill)
Sidney Morgan (Tim)
Una O'Connor (Mrs Weeks)



  • Ballet News June 1984 p.45 – article (In Search of Balanchine by Holly Brubach)
  • Bioscope, The 23 October 1929 p.35 – review
  • Film and TV Technician April 1991 p.23 – letter on film's production
  • Kinematograph Weekly 24 October 1929 p.43 – review