British Silent Film Festival

The Oyster Princess U

Thu 12 Sep, 1.30pm


From the playful imagination of one of silent film’s geniuses comes a delightful comedy classic. The Oyster Princess tells of the spoiled and demanding Ossi Quaker, heiress to her father’s vast oyster fortune who insists upon finding- and marrying- a real-life prince charming.


Chaos, confusion and mistaken identity reign until Ossi finally stumbles on Prince Nucki and they swiftly fall in love after a serendipitous meeting at a ‘cure for alcoholics’ gathering. A delightful and biting satire on the shallow desires of the upper classes, The Oyster Princess is an utterly intoxicating comedy of errors. “Down with dipsomania!”


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British Silent Film Festival

This screening is part of the British Silent Film Festival. To browse the other films in the festival, click here.

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