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. 52 minutes.
HER FIRST FLAME (1920)
Cast: Gale Henry, Phyllis Allen, Milburn Morante, Hap Ward. Directed by Bruno J. Becker. ~ ~ ~ Looks ahead to the year 1950 when the traditional roles of the sexes are reversed. Women had just gotten the right to vote at the time this short was made, and in it, Gale is not only running for elective office but repeatedly voting for herself as well. 24 minutes.
Cast: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Eddie Cline, Steve Murphy. Directed by Eddie Cline and Buster Keaton. ~ ~ ~ As Buster takes on the police department, he displays his talent for setting up gags and building on them, while seamlessly advancing the plotline. He also throws in some great sight gags along the way. 20 minutes.
Disc includes a preview and an image gallery.
Black & White
102 minutes total running time.
NTSC - Order # V1N3-N
PAL - Not Available
Price $16.95 USD
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