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8:15 ♪

Wednesday, August 1

Introduced by Film Forum Repertory Program Director Bruce Goldstein

♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

(1928, King Vidor) Marion Davies’ movie diva Patricia Pepoire, née just plain Peggy Pepper, aided by pal William Haines, sends up real-life rival Gloria Swanson, in Vidor’s hilarious inside-Hollywood comedy, featuring cameos by the greatest movie stars of the 20s, including a memorable encounter with a clean-shaven Charlie Chaplin. 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 82 min.


“Light and deft and charming.”
– Pauline Kael

“AN ESSENTIAL FILM. A delightfully meta behind-the-silver-screen romp… Marion Davies was a brilliant comic talent.”
– Matthew Thrift, BFI

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