Silent Dust (1949)

Film details


Sir Robert Rawley plans to mount a memorial to his son, Simon, who had been killed in the war. Rawley's neighbour, Lord Clandon, tries to persuade him to dedicate the memorial to all the men of the local area who had given their lives, and not just his son, but to no avail. Unknown to Rawley, who is blind, Simon secretly returns to try and extort money out of the family. Simon had deserted from the army, faking his own death, and had been making a living by trading in the black market. The family tries to shield Rawley from the knowledge of his son's return, but he discovers the subterfuge, fights with his son, the latter falling to his death from a balcony. Rawley duly changes his mind about the memorial, which he finally dedicates to all the men of the area.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top