United Kingdom, 1918 / 128 Mins
Director: Maurice Elvey
Starring: Donald Calthrop, Malvina Longfellow, Ivy Close
Elvey’s action packed film is very much an education as well as entertainment with stunning cinematography and razor sharp action sequences mixed with model shots and animation. Part of the film was shot on HMS Victory, making NELSON the only feature film ever made on the Royal Navy’s most famous ship.
South West Silents and No6 Cinema, Portsmouth are proud to present this rare screening of Elvey's forgotten masterpiece celebrating the life of one of the British Navy' greatest heroes. Film courtesy of the BFI.
There will be a pre film introduction by Dr Lucie Dutton, world expert on Maurice Elvey.
This event is support with thanks to the BFI Film Audience Network.
Live Music by Stephen Horne and Martin Pyne.