*Film: Capitol Silent Classics presents
"WEST OF ZANZIBAR" (1928)
Saturday, May 30, 7:00 pm
murder and Voodoo culminate in one of Lon Chaney and director Tod
Browning's finest collaborations. Confined to a wheelchair in
Darkest Africa, ex-magician Phroso (Lon Chaney) plots a diabolical
revenge on Crane (Lionel Barrymore) the man who stole his wife away and
accidentally crippled him through Maizie (Mary Nolan), the daughter of
Phroso's wife and Crane. Gritty and unrelenting, this film
adaptation of the Broadway play Kongo (originally starring Walter Huston) is startlingly modern and unlike anything you would expect to come from the Silent Era!
Also, Charlie Chaplin in The Immigrant. Accompanied by Avery Tunningley on the Capitol Grand Theatre Organ!
Adults $6.50, Capitol Friends $5.50, Children (12 & Under) $2.50
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