The Cold Deck. 1917. USA. Directed by William S. Hart. Silent, with English and French main and intertitles. Approx. 60 min.

Screenplay by J. G. Hawks. With Hart, Mildred Harris, Edwin N. Wallock. “On the Level” Leigh is a reformed gambler who moves from town to the country for the benefit of his ill sister. Coralie, a dance hall girl who’s in love with Leigh, doesn’t want him to go, so when Leigh rejects her, she swears vengeance. Unable to eke out a living in the country, Leigh returns to town for one last card game, but Coralie fixes the game so that Leigh gets cards from a “cold deck.” Preserved by the Cinematheque Française and acquired by MoMA with support from the Barbara Wertz Fund for Silent Cinema

  1. Wednesday, February 17,
    1:30 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center, Theater 3

  2. Thursday, February 4,
    1:30 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center, Theater 3

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: A Pioneer Cowboy.