Part of the Silent Films
Set at the circus, Lon Chaney as Alonzo, a fake armless knife thrower (he uses his feet) falls in love with Joan Crawford, the bareback rider. This horror epic is the most outragious of Brownings silent movies: a must see.
The wonderful Mr Karl Heslop accompanies the action on the Star and Shadow's mighty Compton Organ
- Big Business (1929) from Laurel and Hardy (19 min)
- The Unknown (1927), silent horror frilm from Todd Browning (50 min)
Advance tickets here
Film: Silent Film Season
20 May 2012, 7:30 p.m.
A summer season of 'Silent Movies' that features something for everyone: a Grand Guignal Horror film, Tod Browning's the Unknown starring Lon Caney; a romantic epic with Rudolf Valentino, the Eagle; and a Buster Keaton comedy, Steamboat Bill Jnr + LIVE ORGAN!
Film: The Eagle (1925)
10 Jun 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Valentino's penultimate film, key to understanding the death cult that swept the world following his death in 1926. Director Clarence Brown is comfortable handling Valentino's sensuality and the sets are awesome.
1 Jul 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Weedy Buster returns home from college, a disappointment to his burly riverboat captain father. But in dad's hour of need, Buster answers the call which climaxes when the whole town is destroyed in a cyclone.