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9:30 am School for Swing (Universal, 1937) D: Milton Schwarzwald; Sylvia Froos, Russ Brown, Bert Gordon (10 min.) digital
Another “Mantone Brevity” shot on the East Coast, this one stars vaudeville and radio star Sylvia Froos, and features Bert Gordon, popular as “The Mad Russian” on Eddie Cantor’s radio show.
9:45am It’s Great to Be Alive (Fox, 1932) Directed by Alfred L. Werker.
With Raul Roulien, Edna May Oliver, Gloria Stuart, Herbert Mundin, Joan Marsh, Dorothy Burgess. (69 min.) 35mm film
Musical comedy. While a lone aviator (Raul Roulien) is stranded on a deserted island, an epidemic wipes out every adult male on Earth. When he returns to the now women-dominated society, he finds himself much in demand. “…it is fantastic and I can’t see how anyone could help liking it.” –Motion Picture Herald
11:30 Twenty Dollars a Week (Distintive/Selznick, 1924) Directed by Harmon Weight.
With George Arliss, Taylor Holmes, Edith Roberts, Ronald Colman, Walter Howe, Redfield Clarke (80 min.) 35mm film (silent)
Silent comedy. To prove a point, a wealthy man (George Arliss) bets his idler of a son (Ronald Colman) that he (the father) can live on an allowance of $20 a week and whatever he can earn. “A notable example of what brilliant results can be achieved with a plot of light construction, when skilled direction and clever acting are combined in equal proportions!” –Exhibitor’s Trade Review
2:10pm Her First Mate (Universal, 1933) Directed by William Wyler.
With Slim Summerville, ZaSu Pitts, Una Merkel, Warren Hymer, Berton Churchill, Henry Armetta (61 min.) 35mm film
Comedy. A lowly toiler (Slim Summerville) on the Albany night boat dreams of becoming captain of a real ship, but his wife’s (ZaSu Pitts) ambitions for him are to be the operator a ferry boat. “A good comedy; it has plentiful laughs and action.” –Harrison’s Reports.
3:15pm Call of the Cumberlands (1916) Directed by Frank Lloyd.
With Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston, Herbert Standing, Page Peters, Myrtle Stedman (45 minutes) Digital (silent)
Silent melodrama. A powerful story of feuding families in the Kentucky hills; from the novel by Charles Neville Buck, screen adaptation by Julia Crawford Ivers.
4:40pm The Rescue (Goldwyn, 1929) Directed by Herbert Brenon.
With Ronald Colman, Lili Damita, Alfred Hickman, Theodore von Eltz (75 min.) 35mm film (silent)
Silent adventure drama.. Based on the semi-auto-biographical novel by Joseph Conrad, the story concerns Captain Tom Lingard (Ronald Colman), who sets out on a journey to a South Sea island to help a native friend whose land has been taken from him. “Those who enjoy adventure stories should like The Rescue well.” –Harrison’s Reports.