Program 4: Police Brutality, Wrong Arm of the Law

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

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

Includes the following films:

  • Father’s Chicken Dinner

    1913. Directed by Del Henderson. A Biograph Production. With Charlie Murray, David Morris, Sylvia Ashton, Gus Pixley. Mistaking cooking instructions detailing how to kill a chicken for a plan for his own demise, Father summons the police. 10 min.

  • The Star Boarder

    1919. Directed by Larry Semon. A Vitagraph Production. With Larry Semon, Lucille Carlisle, Frank Alexander. Larry gets mistaken for an escaped convict and ends up on the wrong side of the warden—and the prison bars. 20 min.

  • The Gangsters

    1913. Directed by Henry Lehrman. A Keystone Production. With Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Fred Mace, Evelyn Quick (aka Jewel Carmen), Nick Cogley, Edgar Kennedy, Hank Mann, Charles Avery, Bill Hauber. Arbuckle runs afoul of a police chief in his first Keystone short. 10 min.

  • A Twilight Baby

    1920. Directed by Jack White. A Lehrman/First National Production. With Lloyd Hamilton, Virginia Rappe, Billie Ritchie, Harry Todd, Charles Dorety, Harry McCoy, Lige Conley. Home from prison, cowardly Ham must choose between bootleggers and the lovely Virginia. 23 min.

  • The Uneasy Three

    1925. Directed by Leo McCarey. A Hal Roach Production. With Charley Chase, Katherine Grant, Bull Montana, Fred Kelsey, Jerry Mandy, Jack Ackroyd, Sue O’Neil, Lyle Tayo. Chase and pals pose as a musical trio in order to fleece jewel-owners at a society party. 20 min.

Special Musical Accompaniment by Ben Model, Piano; Peter Bufano, Accordion; and Mike Dobson, Percussion

In the Film exhibition Lame Brains and Lunatics: Cruel and Unusual Comedy, Part 4

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