The Andy Warhol Museum continues its partnership with the world-renowned photograph and motion picture archives, the George Eastman House, to bring rarely shown silent and early sound masterpieces from its extensive collection exclusively to Pittsburgh. All films will be shown in recently restored 35mm prints courtesy of the George Eastman House.
Shot mostly in unspoiled Klamath Falls, Oregon, this railroad melodrama gets off to a rousing start in Europe during World War I, where hero Big Bill Benson (Cowboy star Carey) rescues a French orphan and brings him back to America. Their misadventures begin when the orphan boy, Little Bill, causes a train wreck and is blinded. Big Bill loses his job as an engineer and soon after, in exchange for the money necessary to pay for the boy’s operation, he agrees to help the railroad president’s son evade capture for a murder he has committed.
Tonight’s film will be shown in a recently restored 35mm print courtesy of the George Eastman House with live musical accompaniment composed and performed by Marcus Kim.
60min. Directed by Tom Forman. With Harry Carey, Frankie Darro, Edith Roberts, Wallace MacDonald, Frank Hagney
Complete Series Schedule:
October 1, 2010
Roaring Rails (1924) 70min. Directed by William Desmond Taylor
Live musical accompaniment composed and performed by Daryl Fleming.
October 15, 2010
Huckleberry Finn(1920) 60min. Directed by Tom Forman
Live musical accompaniment composed and performed by Marcus Kim.
This film is part of the Unseen Treasures from the George Eastman House Series