|Helen Holmes (1893-1950)|
WEBS OF STEEL: Starring Holmes, Bruce Gordon, Arthur Morrison, and Andrew Waldron, the film's about Helen Webb (Holmes) falling in love with the mysterious John Andrews (Gordon), despite the disapproval of her father Tim Webb (Waldron). Her father wants her to marry his friend and business partner Jim Haggerty (Morrison). Soon there's trouble as Helen and John try to stop a gang of robbers from holding up their train. Filled with some amazing stunts by Holmes herself, the film was directed by her husband J.P. McGowan and released in 1925.
|Helen Gibson (1892-1970)|
The afternoon program was a really cool discovery for me. I had heard of these famous stuntwomen, but I had never seen any of their films. This is what is so great about the museum; showing films that haven't been seen in years. This is the purpose and the mission of the museum. To educate while entertaining the audiences. I'm was very excited and happy to see these daredevil women in action!
One program left for the day! To view the film schedule, and to learn more about the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, visit their website at http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org./
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