Silent Wednesday

An evening of silent comedy, with Dennis James at the Wurlitzer

The Fast Worker (silent, 1924)

The usual mania ensues when Reginald Denny agrees to assume his married friend’s identity to go on vacation in Catalina.

We are screening a fully restored, tinted print.

With Reginald Denny, Laura La Plante, Ethel Grey Terry, Muriel Frances Dana, Margaret Campbell.

Directed by William Seiter. Universal. 7 reels.

Wednesday (October 1) at 7:30.

Followed by two comedy shorts starring Charley Chase

Charley My Boy (1926)

Assistant Wives (1927)

And a thrilling episode of the serial Plunder, starring Pearl White

 

 

Thursday and Friday

Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)

Charlie comes to Rio to arrest a nightclub singer for a murder committed in Honolulu.

With Sidney Toler, Mary Beth Hughes, Cobina Wright, Jr., Ted North, Victor Jory, Harold Huber, Sen Yung, Truman Bradley, Iris Wong.

Directed by Harry Lachman. Twentieth Century-Fox. 62 min.

Thursday and Friday (October 2-3) at 7:30.

 

The Woman in Green (1945)

Several young women are murdered and Holmes deduces that the evil Professor Moriarty is behind it all.

With Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Henry Daniell.

Directed by Roy William Neill. Universal. 68 min.

Thursday and Friday (October 2-3) at 6:10 and 9:00.

 

 

Saturday and Sunday

Dodsworth (1936)

A Midwestern car manufacturer retires in order to take his culture-mad wife on a long trip to Europe. She finds excitement in this new world, eventually demanding a divorce. He continues on the trip alone and is lucky enough to meet a widow who appreciates him.

With Walter Huston, Mary Astor, Ruth Chatterton, David Niven, Paul Lukas, Gregory Gaye, Maria Ouspenskaya, Odette Myrtil, Spring Byington.

Directed by William Wyler. Screenplay by Sidney Howard, from the novel by Sinclair Lewis. Music by Alfred Newman. Samuel Goldwyn Co. 101 min.

Saturday and Sunday (October 4-5) at 3:35 and 7:30.

 

The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Superb fantasy inspired by the Faust legend, in which Daniel Webster uses all his eloquence to win back the soul of a farmer from the devil (Mr. Scratch, played brilliantly by Walter Huston).

Bernard Herrmann received the Oscar for his bold and fascinating musical score.

With Walter Huston, Edward Arnold, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon, Gene Lockhart, John Qualen, H.B. Warner, Anne Shirley, James Craig.

Directed by William Dieterle. Based on a short story by Stephen Vincent Benet. Music by Bernard Herrmann. RKO. 107 min.

Saturday and Sunday (October 4-5) at 5:30 and 9:25.