NEWLY RESTORED 1925 SILENT CLASSIC!
DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION
Accompanied by KARL EILERS at the keyboard of the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!
If you're a classic film fan you're probably familiar with Gloria Swanson in her brilliant turn in Sunset Blvd., as the off-her-rocker silent film star well past her prime. But few have seen the films that made her the perfect choice for that classic noir. Swanson captured audience imaginations like few before or since, and an even better secret is that she was a brilliant comic actress as well.
And Sunset Blvd. wasn't the only film to poke some fun at her career: behold STAGE STRUCK, which opens with a magnificent Technicolor sequence with Swanson in her most outrageously theatrical performances, as a diva actress pulling out all the stops. Suddenly we're back in black-and-white, to a small river town in West Virginia where Swanson's a weary waitress whose boyfriend can't help but fall in love with every riverboat actress who makes a stop. Hoping to get even, our waitress decides that she's good and ready for the stage... or not.
Rights clearance Paramount Pictures.