Raymond Griffith in YOU'D BE SURPRISED - Anything But Silent!

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Tue, Dec 6 7:30 PM

Description

New Digital Restoration!

Live Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model!

Raymond Griffith in

YOU’D BE SURPRISED

Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30 PM

Members $12 | Public $17

The dapper and unflappable Raymond Griffith stars in this hilarious silent whodunnit that involves priceless jewels, a murder and evidence that keeps disappearing. Griffith was one of the mid-1920s' biggest silent comedy stars, but whose name and films are largely forgotten today. This sophisticated comedy murder mystery was directed by Arthur Rossen and the title cards written by humorist Robert Benchley are a particular highlight. Like many silent stars, his reputation has suffered because most of his films have been lost. Walter Kerr, in his book "The Silent Clowns"" wrote that Raymond Griffith was deserving of a fifth place on the Mt. Rushmore of silent comedy, along with Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and Langdon.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of his funniest feature comedies in a beautiful new restoration from Undercrank Productions & the Library of Congress! (USA, 1926, 66 min., B&W, DCP) Opening for Raymond Griffith is the 2-reel Charley Chase comedy Dog Shy (1926), directed by Leo McCarey.

Lobby card for Raymond Griffith in YOU

Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984 and the CAC since 2006. Since March 16th, 2020, Ben has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Click here to visit Ben's YouTube page!

Silent film accompanist Ben Model