MABEL'S BLUNDER (1914): Starring the funny and enchanting Mabel Normand, the film's about out Mabel being engaged to Harry (Harry McCoy), but his dad (Charles Bennett) has his eye on her as well. But when Harry's sister (Eva Nelson) comes by for a visit, Mabel thinks his cheating on her. Soon it's a barrage of laughs and mistaken identities involving her brother (Al St. John) and Mabel dressing up as a driver. Also look for a guest appearance by none other than future Hal Roach star Charley Chase. The film was released by the Keystone Film Company on October 14, 1914.
THE HALFBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1924): Starring Harry Gibson, Madeline Hurlock, and Jack Cooper, this comedy is about the college life: funny football games gags, slapstick dentistry techniques, and other hilarious hijinks. The film was produced and distributed by comedy king Mack Sennett on February 24, 1924.
|Fay Wray (1907-2004)|
This was a great little film that was a pleasure to see, especially with seeing Wray so young in both her age and career. Wray's Beth is visibly inhabited by a tomboy spirit, and she plays the lightweight part well. Her scenes with her adoptive father are perhaps her most dramatic.The film was released by the Bud Barsky Corporation in August of 1925.
A long, lost silent film finally being rediscovered is of the many reasons I love coming to the museum's Saturday night shows! If you would like to learn more about the museum, their film schedule, and how to become a member, please visit their website at www.nilesfilmmuseum.org
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