Dick Turpin's Ride to York

Dick Turpin's Ride to York is a 1922 British historical silent film drama directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Matheson Lang, Isobel Elsom and Cecil Humphreys. It was the first feature-length film of the story of the famous 18th-century highwayman Dick Turpin and his legendary 200 mi (320 km) overnight ride from London to York on his mount Black Bess.

Dick Turpin's Ride to York
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Written byLeslie Howard Gordon
StarringMatheson Lang
Isobel Elsom
Cecil Humphreys
Distributed byStoll Pictures
Release date
  • 1922 (1922)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Dick Turpin's Ride to York was for many years assumed by film historians to be completely lost. However two reels of the film were among several rediscoveries in a private collection in the United States in 2003.[1]



  1. "The Serial Squadron Recovers Lost Silent Era Nitrate Films" Silent Era: Information and News. Retrieved 21-09-2010

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