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Helen of Four Gates

Posted by Chris L
Sunday, 21 January 2007

I am researching a silent film "Helen of Four Gates" that was made at Hardcastle Crags in 1920. (A short clip can be viewed on YouTube). There are no surviving prints in the UK as far as I know but there at least two in North American institutes.

Does anyone have any information on the film?

From Liz Watkins
Monday, 22 January 2007

You probably know this already, but just in case you don't, I was told that the story is based on the legend associated with Abel Cross. Many years ago I remember asking the British Film Institute if they had anything on the film. Apparently they do have some publicity material for the film & some still shots but sadly no copy of the actual film.

Posted by PatsyF
Friday, 2 February 2007

What was the story of Abel Cross?

Posted by Chris Lynch
Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Have just discovered that "Helen of Four Gates" was shown at the Nottingham Silent Film Festival a few years ago.

Could there be a copy of this film in a UK collection?
(The BFI told me they don't have it)
I will post more details when I receive them.