Unsocialized Medicine: The Health Care Crisis
With piano accompaniment by Ben Model
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following films:
1914. USA. Directed by George D. Baker. A Vitagraph Company production. With John Bunny, Flora Finch, Josie Sadler, Charles Eldridge. Forced into a diet camp, Bunny romances a plus-sized food addict. Silent. 6 min.
A Professional Patient
1917. USA. Directed by Sidney Drew. A Vitagraph Company production. With Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, Donald McBride, Bobby Connolly. A down-on-his-luck man takes a job promoting “painless dentistry.” Silent. 12 min.
The Snow Cure
1916. USA. Directed by Arvid E. Gillstrom. A Keystone Film Company production. With Alice Davenport, James Donnelly, Marie Manley, Fritz Schade, Ford Sterling, Slim Summerville, Frank Alexander, Otto Fries, Bert Gillespie, Harold J. Binney, Coy Watson Sr., Bruno the bear. At a health spa only Mack Sennett could imagine, large men chase each other around a pool and down a toboggan run to escape a rampaging bear. Silent. 8 min.
1920. USA. Director unknown. An Arrow Film Corp./Hank Mann Comedies production. With Hank Mann, Madge Kirby, Vernon Dent. Piano movers end up as the patients of pretty nurses. Silent. 20 min.
Good Night Nurse
1929. USA. Directed by Lupino Lane, Henry William George. An Educational Pictures production. With Lupino Lane, Wallace Lupino, Fay Holderness, Eleanor Fredericks, Muriel Evans. A bizarre medical exam lands Lane in a hospital ward. Silent. 15 min.
In the Film exhibition More Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film, Part 2
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