Huntingtower is a 1928 British silent adventure film, made at Cricklewood Studios. It was directed by George Pearson and starred Harry Lauder, Vera Voronina and Patrick Aherne. It was based on the 1922 novel Huntingtower by John Buchan. The film was fairly successful on its release.
Trade ad in Kinematograph Weekly
|Directed by||George Pearson|
|Produced by||George Pearson|
|Written by||John Buchan (novel)|
Charles E. Whittaker
Welsh, Pearson and Company
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The film is "(a) tale of chivalry in modern times, involving a Glasgow grocer and a Russian princess imprisoned in a deserted castle" according to the British Film Institute.
- Harry Lauder as Dickson McCunn
- Vera Voronina as Princess Saskia
- Patrick Aherne as Capt. John Heritage
- Lillian Christine as Mrs. McCunn
- John Manners as Prince Paul
- Moore Marriott as Speidel
- Douglas Herald as Leon
- Susanne Morris as Mother
- W. Cronin Wilson as Dobson
- Nancy Price as Mrs.Moran
- Jerrold Robertshaw as Father
- Harry Malonie as Dougal
The castle scenes were shot at Bamburgh Castle.
- Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.
- Huntingtower on IMDb
- Huntingtower at Silent Era
- Archive footage from 1928 of Harry Lauder visiting the Regent Picture House, Glasgow, to view the film