The Big City
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
Introduced by Richard Koszarski
Live music by Donald Sosin
Life in the city is one great struggle. Millions come here in search of riches, romance, or simple dignity. But where are the rules? (Program approximately 80 mins.)
Little Old New York
35mm print courtesy of Library of Congress. Thanhouser Studio. With Ed Genung and Marguerite Snow. Seduced by the Police Gazette, a country boy comes to the big city and gets more than he bargained for.
The Miser’s Heart
Dir. D. W. Griffith. 35mm print courtesy of Library of Congress. Biograph Studios. With Adolph Lestina and Inez Seabury.Written by George Hennessy. Will the miser reveal the location of his treasures? What if the burglars dangle his little friend from the tenement window?
Who Gets the Order?
Dir. J. Searle Dawley. 35mm print courtesy of Library of Congress. Edison Studios. Rival salesmen use every means of transportation to be the first to land that big order.
Bobby the Coward
Dir. D. W. Griffith. 35mm print courtesy of Museum of Modern Art. Biograph Studios. With Robert Harron, W. Chrystie Miller, and Gladys Egan. Crime in the streets forces a boy from the slums to become a man.
35mm print courtesy of Library of Congress. IMP Studio. With Charles Arling. After falling in with labor radicals, a young man has second thoughts about carrying out a terrorist bombing.
For His Son
Dir. D. W. Griffith. 35mm print courtesy of David Shepard. With Charles Hill Mailes, Charles West, and Blanche Sweet. Financial pressures force a businessman to grow profits by spiking his new soft drink with cocaine.
Free with Museum admission.