Class War: How the Other Half Lives
With piano accompaniment by Ben Model
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following films:
Bunny and the Bunny Hug (aka Bunny Dips into Society)
1913. USA. Directed by Wilfrid North. A Vitagraph Company production. With John Bunny, Earle Williams, Leo Delaney, Ned Finley, Leah Baird, Miss Heyward. Bunny becomes the mascot of some rich playboys and wins over their girlfriends. Silent. 11 min.
Luke’s Shattered Sleep
1916. USA. Directed by Hal Roach. A Pathé production. With Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard, Charles Stevenson, Fred C. Newmeyer, Sammy Brooks, Bud Jamison, Earl Mohan, Noah Young, Harry Todd, Gus Leonard. Luke rules the roost at his flophouse. Silent. 13 min.
1926. USA. Directed by Jess Robbins. A Lupino Lane Comedy Corp./Educational Pictures production. With Lupino Lane, Wallace Lupino, Virginia Vance. A panhandler (Lane) has a valuable family-heirloom watch, which makes him the envy of blue bloods and lowlifes alike. Silent. 15 min.
1923. USA. Directed by Alf Goulding. A Century Film Co./Universal Pictures production. With Baby Peggy, Jerry Mandy, Louise Lorraine, Max Asher, James T. Kelly, William Irving. A spunky child of the streets hustles the immigrant population of a Lower East Side neighborhood. Silent. 18 min.
1921. USA. Directed by Hugh Fay. A Mermaid Comedies/Educational Pictures production. With Lloyd Hamilton, Hugh Fay, Tom Wilson, Lige Conley, Irene Dalton, Frank J. Coleman. A homeless man relies on wit and nerve to survive against the police and the public. This burlesque of life on the street recalls Charles Chaplin’s Easy Street (1917). Hamilton’s attack on the feet of passersby was praised by critics at the time. Silent. 18 min.
In the Film exhibition More Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film, Part 2
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