Altered States: Under the Influence
With piano accompaniment by Ben Model
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following films:
What a Night!
1924. USA. Directed by Norman Taurog. A Jack White Corp./Educational Pictures/Mermaid Comedies production. With Lige Conley, Otto Fries, Louise Carver, Clem Beauchamp, Phil Dunham, Al Thompson, Jack Lloyd, Bert Young. A pair of drunks trigger a home-invasion comedy. Silent. 12 min.
The Gum Riot
1920. USA. Director unknown. An Arrow Film Corp./Hank Mann Comedies production. With Hank Mann, Madge Kirby, Vernon Dent, Jess Weldon, Jack Richardson. Whiskey-laced gum causes a riot among the prohibition-suffering patrons of a restaurant. Silent. 20 min.
How Dry I Am
1919. USA. Directed by Charles Parrott. A Rolin Film Company/Pathé/Snub Pollard Comedies production. With Snub Pollard, Ernest “Sunshine Sammy” Morrison, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, Eddie Boland, Gaylord Lloyd. A traveling medicine show brings illegal alcohol to a hotel filled with flirtatious guests. The film is incomplete and ends abruptly. Silent. 6 min.
Mystery of the Leaping Fish
1915. USA. Directed by Christy Cabanne, John Emerson. A Triangle/Keystone production. With Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, A. D. Sears, Alma Rubens, Charlie Stevens, George Hall. A burlesque of Sherlock Holmes as a cocaine-addicted junkie, with a story by Tod Browning and titles by Anita Loos. Silent. 26 min.
Mabel’s Married Life
1914. USA. Directed by Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand. A Keystone production. With Chaplin, Normand, Mack Swain, Charles Murray, Harry McCoy, Alice Davenport, Alice Howell, Wallace MacDonald, Eva Nelson, Hank Mann. A husband who would rather drink than fight meets his match. Silent. 12 min.
In the Film exhibition More Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film, Part 2
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