The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope presents The Argyle Case (1917)

Wed 20 Mar 2024 · Events

The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.

The Argyle CaseThe Argyle Case (USA 1917). Produced by and starring Robert Warwick. Directed by Ralph Ince. Also starring Charles Hines, Frank McGlynn Sr., Arthur Albertson and Elaine Hammerstein.

When multi-millionaire banker John Argyle is found brutally murdered in his home, suspicions are cast upon Mary Mazuret, his adopted daughter who became the sole beneficiary of his estate under his will, Argyle having quarrelled with his son Bruce. Just as the case begins to look black for Mary, Asche Kayton, a great private detective, is called in by Bruce and takes hold of the investigation.

BFI 35mm print. Unfortunately the print quality is reported as not good, but we are screening it due to its rarity, it being the only print available.

The first part of the programme will consist of: A Regiment of Two (1913), a comedy co-directed by Ralph Ince, who also features in the film along with its stars Sidney Drew and Harry T. Morey; and His Phantom Sweetheart (1915), also directed by Ralph Ince and starring Earle Williams. Williams, voted America’s number one star in 1915, appears alongside his regular co-star Anita Stewart who also is among the cast of A Regiment of Two.

Live piano accompaniment. Ashley Valentine will be playing for The Argyle Case and Timothy Rumsey playing for the first half of the programme. The programme will be introduced by Michelle Facey.

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Tickets & Pricing

£7. Seats are limited, so please arrive early or request an invitation using the email
The Argyle Case