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THE BLOCK SIGNAL (1926) - Cast: Ralph Lewis, Jean Arthur, Hugh Allan, George Chesebro, Sidney Franklin, Leon Holmes, Missouri Royer. Directed by Frank O'Connor. ~ ~ ~ One of Jean Arthur's silent films. Villainous Bert Steele (George Chesebro) schemes to steal Joe Ryan's locomotive as well as his pretty daughter Grace (Jean Arthur), but will he succeed? We have based the score on music written for and about steam trains during the early part of the 20th century. Shorts included. 102 minutes. MORE

BROKEN HEARTS OF BROADWAY (1923) - [Full Program] - Colleen Moore, Charles Chaplin, Felix the Cat, Johnnie Walker, Alice Lake, Tully Marshall, Kate Price, Creighton Hale. Directed by Irving Cummings. ~ ~ ~ Mary Ellis (Colleen) trys to make it on Broadway but her inability to compromise her virtue soon leads to unemployment. A great example of where Colleen's career was at immediately before Flaming Youth and the flapper revolution. ~ ~ ~ Includes shorts, slideshows, a historic film from our screening room and a 15 minute mini-documentary on the career of Colleen Moore. Color-tinted, 161 minutes. MORE

BROTHERS (1929) - Cast: Barbara Bedford, Cornelius Keefe, Arthur Rankin, George Chesebro, Richard Carle. Directed by Scott Pembroke. ~ ~ ~ After years of separation two brothers are reunited under highly unusual circumstances. Very rare crime drama from the late silent era. Sepia-toned, 81 minutes. MORE

THE CANARY MURDER CASE (1929) - Cast: William Powell, Louise Brooks, James Hall, Jean Arthur, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Eugene Pallette, Ned Sparks. Directed by Malcolm St. Clair. ~ ~ ~ Detective Philo Vance (William Powell) investigates the murder of "The Canary" (Louise Brooks) in this film based on S. S. Van Dine's novel. Originally made as a silent, the film is presented with a soundtrack as released by Paramount in 1929. Color-tinted, 77 minutes. MORE

DEVIL'S ISLAND (1926) - [Full Program] - Pauline Frederick, Marian Nixon, George Lewis, Richard Tucker, William Dunn, Leo White, John Miljan, Harry Northrup. Directed by Frank O'Connor. ~ ~ ~ Leah Baird's romance about prisoners sentenced to Devil's Island for life. Fine performances by Pauline Frederick and 1924 WAMPAS Baby Star Marian Nixon. ~ ~ ~ Includes shorts, slideshows, rare footage from our screening room and a Sunrise Comment. Color-tinted, 161 minutes. MORE

ELLA CINDERS (1926) - Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis, Doris Baker, Jack Duffy, Jed Prouty, Harry Langdon. Directed by Alfred E. Green. ~ ~ ~ Ella Cinders is the Cinderella story set amid the backdrop of Silent Era Hollywood. More significantly it is a vehicle designed to showcase the enormous appeal of one the most popular stars of the Silent Era—Colleen Moore. ~ ~ ~ Transferred from an original Kodascope print and presented in the original Kodascope tint. MORE

EYES OF JULIA DEEP (1918) - [Full Program] - Mary Miles Minter, Alan Forrest, Eugenie Besserer, Carl Stockdale. Directed by Lloyd Ingraham. ~ ~ ~ Department store employee Julia Deep (Mary Miles Minter) prevents handsome playboy Terry Hartridge (Alan Forrest) from committing suicide and then falls in love with him. His interest in Julia causes her to lose her job and the two decide to pool their resources, apparently to the point of living together. A nice print of one of the few Mary Miles Minter films known to have survived. ~ ~ ~ Includes shorts, slideshows, rare footage from our screening room and a comment on the career of Mary Miles Minter. Color-tinted, 118 minutes. MORE

GLORIA SWANSON FILMS - Cast: Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon, Wallace Berry, May Emory, Blanche Phillips, Keystone Teddy. Directed by Clarence Badger. ~ ~ ~ Three of Gloria's Keystone films: Teddy at the Throttle (1917), The Danger Girl (1916), The Sultan's Wife (1917). Color-tinted, 73 minutes. MORE

THE GIRL IN THE PULLMAN (1927) - Cast: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Kathryn McGuire, Franklin Pangborn, Harry Myers, Ethel Wales. Directed by Erle C. Kenton. ~ ~ ~ Irene (Marie Prevost) follows her soon-to-be ex-husband (Harrison Ford) on his honeymoon to interfere with his plans. Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford and Kathryn McGuire make this film a pleasure to watch. ~ ~ ~ Includes The Mystery of the Double Cross Episode 11, Glass Slides, a Sunrise Snippet and a Trailer. Color-tinted, 116 minutes. MORE

A HERO FOR A NIGHT (1927) - Cast: Glenn Tryon, Patsy Ruth Miller, Burr McIntosh, Lloyd Whitlock, Bob Milasco, Ruth Dwyer, Bobbie. Directed by William James Craft. ~ ~ ~ Cab driver Hiram Hastings (Glenn Tryon) takes a correspondence course in flying as he aspires to become the next Charles Lindbergh. Great fast-paced fun from start to finish with an ending we really enjoyed. Color-tinted, 72 minutes. MORE

HULA (1927) - Cast: Clara Bow, Clive Brook, Patricia Dupont, Arnold Kent, Agostino Borgato, Albert Gran, Arlette Marchal. Directed by Victor Fleming. ~ ~ ~ Vivacious Clara dances the hula and pursues her man in 1920s Hawaii. 72 minutes. MORE

THE ICE FLOOD (1926) - Viola Dana, Kenneth Harlan, Frank Hagney, James Gordon, DeWitt Jennings. Directed by George B. Seitz. ~ ~ ~ Viola Dana and Kenneth Harlan get caught in the middle of a northwest logging camp conflict, amidst the approach of an ominous ice flood. Features a highly entertaining final sequence. ~ ~ ~ Includes The Mystery of the Double Cross Episode 14, shorts, glass slides, a trailer and a Sunrise Snippet. Color-tinted, 124 minutes. MORE

KEYSTONE FILMS - Cast: Fatty Arbuckle, Louise Fazenda, Ford Sterling, Minta Durfee, Ora Carew, Malcolm St. Clair, Fritz Schade, Hugh Fay, the Keystone Kops. ~ ~ ~ Four great Keystones: A Desperate Scoundrel (1915), A Hash House Fraud (1915), Fatty's Chance Acquaintance (1915), Dollars and Sense (1916). Color-tinted, 73 minutes. MORE

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