Trains were a symbol of speed and a popular silent-comedy prop for wrong-way treks, missed connections, and last-minute rescues. Comics straddling the third rail include Al St John, Mack Swain, Glenn Tryon, and Spec O’Donnell.
Program Approx. 90 min.
All on Account of a Transfer. 1913. USA. Directed by C. J. Williams
By Stork Delivery. 1916. USA. Directed by Fred Fishback
The Goofy Age. 1924. USA. Directed by Fred Guiol, Ted Wilde
Speed Boys. 1924. USA. Directed by Edward Luddy
The Iron Mule. 1925. USA. Directed by Grover Jones (uncredited Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle)
Sunday, January 22, 2017,5:00 p.m.All films are silent with live piano accompaniment by Makia MatsumuraThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Wednesday, January 18, 2017,7:00 p.m.All films are silent with live piano accompaniment by Bernie AndersonThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2