The fifth in our series of films selected from the BFI’s National Archive, Piccadilly (1929) provides an exotic taste of inter-war London’s sleazy underbelly.
Dipping in to both the glamour of the West End and the sleaze of Limehouse and the then Chinese Quarter, this film – starring Anna May Wong – is notable for its at-the-time risque portrayal of inter-racial sex.
More from the BFI Archive:
Rush Hour (1970)
The Smallest Car in the Largest City in the World (1913)
Tea Making Tips (1941)
Trafalgar Square Riot (1913)
We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959)
Colour On The Thames (1935)