THE MATINEE IDOL
Tuesday, October 14
Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1928) Slumming Broadway star Johnnie Walker gets some laughs trying out for a bottom-of-the-barrel tent show, but actually takes the job when he gets an eyeful of leading lady Bessie Love. Approx. 56 min. 35mm.
“In depicting the collision between rustic sincerity and big-city cynicism, the film anticipates the themes of the Capra masterworks Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”
– Joseph McBride