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THE STRONG MAN

11:00 AM

Sunday, October 19

 Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

Screening is part of our Film Forum Jr Series

(1926) Capra’s first solo feature – a silent comedy masterpiece – stars Harry Langdon as a carnival strong man’s assistant, forced to sub for his drunken boss with disastrous results – in a cataclysmic finale whose pyrotechnics show Capra’s early command of crowds and spectacle. Approx. 78 min. 35mm.

THE STRONG MAN

Reviews

“A MEMORABLE COMEDY! Baby-faced Langdon’s best movie.”
– Leonard Maltin

“Leaps from gag to gag… stirring up gales of laughter!”
– The New York Times