Program 2: Movie Mania: Fun in the Dark
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
Goodness Gracious, or, Movies as They Shouldn’t Be
1914. Directed by James Young. A Vitagraph Production. With Clara Kimball Young, Sidney Drew, James Lackaye, Ned Findlay. Team Vitagraph sent up the conventions of nickelodeon-era “flickers,” decades before everyone else did. 22 min.
The Studio Rube
1922. Directed by Gilbert Pratt. A Fox Production. With Al St. John, Billy Engle, Marvin Loback. Al gets a job at a movie studio, with disastrous results. 20 min.
Buster’s Frame Up
1927. Directed by Gus Meins. A Stern Brothers Production. With Arthur Trimble, Doreen Turner, Pete the Pup. After disrupting a movie showing, Buster and his pals head out West and end up in pictures themselves. 20 min.
The Picture Idol
1912. Directed by James Young. A Vitagraph Production. With Clara Kimball Young, Maurice Costello, Charles Eldridge, Mary Maurice. A movie-mad young girl finds out that her screen idol has more than clay feet. 10 min.
The Dumb Bell
1922. Directed by Charles Parrott. . A Hal Roach Production. With Snub Pollard, Marie Mosquini, Noah Young, William Gillespie, George Rowe. Actor Snub gets a chance to replace a difficult movie director, but he proves to be an even bigger prima donna. 10 min.
In the Film exhibition Lame Brains and Lunatics: Cruel and Unusual Comedy, Part 4
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