Program 1: Gender Benders—Masculine Women/Feminine Men

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Rowdy Ann
1919. Directed by Al E. Christie. A Christie Comedies production. With Fay Tincher, Eddie Barry, Katherine Lewis, Harry Depp, Al Haymes, George B. French, Edgar Blue. As tough as any cowboy, Ann is sent back East to learn how to be a lady. 20 min.

Hearts and Flowers
1919. Mack Sennett. Directed by Edward Cline. A Paramount Pictures production. With Louise Fazenda, Ford Sterling, Phyllis Haver, Billy Armstrong, Jack Ackroyd, Kalla Pasha, Edgar Kennedy, Bert Roach, Charles Lynn, Eva Thatcher, Virginia Fox, Sybil Sealy, Sennett Bathing Beauties. A smarmy roue romances a flower girl he thinks is rich. 20 min.

Shanghaied Lovers
1924. Mack Sennett. Directed by Roy del Ruth. A Pathé production. With Harry Langdon, Kalla Pasha, Alice Day, Andy Clyde, Tiny Ward, Joe Young, George Cooper, Gordon Lewis, Eli Stanton. Kidnapped by pirates, a newly married couple engage in cross-dressing to protect themselves from the advances of a brutish captain. 15 min.

A Sorority Mix-Up
1927. Directed by Joseph Basil. A Bray Productions/Sunkist Comedies production. With Buddy Messinger, Anne Porter, Madelynne Field, Henry Roquemore, Mr. X (chimp), Alice Belcher, the Sunkist Bathing Beauties. Girls’ school hazing leads to human and animal drag. 14 min.

1924. Directed by Fred Hibbard. A Hamilton Comedies/Educational production. With Lloyd Hamilton, Dorothy Seastrom, Blanche Payson, Robert McKenzie, Louise Carver, Mark Hamilton, Jack McHugh, Tommy Hicks. After a series of mishaps on the subway, effete Ham ends up married to bossy Amazon Blanche Payson, who surprises him with a brood of brats. 15 min.

Program approx. 84 min.

In the Film exhibition Cruel and Unusual Comedy Reprised

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