All New Programme! Of Archival Films!! Projected on Vintage Equipment, by A Master of the Reels!!!
Tuesday 27th August 2019, 7:00pm. 90 mins of rare humorous films from the silent and early sound periods.
FELIX GOES ON STRIKE (1921). Cinema’s favourite cat goes on strike because his owner insists he should catch more rats. Felix pickets the owner’s house with the help of Cats Union Local 99, but the owner comes up with a novel way of ending Felix’s strike. This Otto Messmer cartoon was shown as part of EVE’S FILM REVIEW. (See poster in downstairs gallery)
WALTER’S DAY OUT (1926). Clerk Walter, his wife and a co-worker’s children visit the seaside for a day out only to find his boss on the same beach. The seaside town is Margate, and Walter Forde, then a comedian, went on to become the director of British Classics like ROME EXPRESS (1932) and CHU-CHIN-CHOW (1934).
THE VAGABOND QUEEN (1929). Comedienne Betty Balfour stars in this fast-moving zany comedy about a Cockney girl who agrees to stand in for a princess at her Ruritanian coronation, blissfully ignorant of the fact that a rival faction intend to kill the princess before she ascends the throne. Betty Balfour nearly always played a cheeky Cockney. Her best known films were George Pearson’s SQUIBS WINS THE CALCUTTA STAKES (1922) and Alfred Hitchcock’s CHAMPAGNE (1928).
THE STOCKING. Monologue by Radio Comedian John Henry.
WHY AM I ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, NEVER THE BLOOMING BRIDE? (1930). Music Hall artiste Lily Morris’s song from ELSTREE CALLING is the ideal way to end the evening.
Tickets £5/£4 ; Free for Wednesday workshop participants - 30 seats max.
(Doors open 6.30)