The Cinema Museum, London

Conrad Veidt: The British Years + screening of Under the Red Robe (1937)

Fri 22 Nov 2013 @ 19:30 · Events

Conrad Veidt in Dark Journey (1937)

Most people who know the name Conrad Veidt will remember his striking villainous performances in WW2 era classics such as Casablanca. Silent film fans know him as one of the great stars of German cinema in the Weimar era. Relatively few know of the period from 1932-1940 when Veidt, starring in 13 British features, became one of England’s top box office draws and a potent early symbol of anti-Nazi opposition. Filmmaker and historian Tom Hamilton will give an illustrated talk on this fascinating period in Veidt’s life and career.

Veidt in Under the Red Robe

To follow there will be a screening of the 1937 film Under the Red Robe, in which Veidt plays a convicted duelist whose life is spared by Cardinal Richelieu (Raymond Massey) on the condition that he captures the leader of the Huguenots.

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.30 start.

The event is expected to end by 23.00.

Refreshments will be available in our licenced cafe/bar.


Autumn Season 2013 ticketing applies.

Advance tickets may be purchased from WeGotTickets, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.