Silent Railway Special

In conjunction with Kevin Brownlow.

7th July     10.00 am to 10.00 pm

TICKETS ON SALE SOON ACCOMPANISTS CATERING

 

10:00  'THE TRAIN NOW ARRIVING'… - David Wyatt introducing

 

L’ ARRIVEE D’UN TRAIN EN GARE DE LA CIOTAT (Fr 1898) 48”

Auguste and Louis Lumière

 

THE FLYING SCOTSMAN (UK1929) 76’ (15 minutes longer than the sound version and unseen)

Directed by Castleton Knight and staring Gordon Harker, Alec Hurley, Pauline Johnson, Moore Marriott and Ray Milland

   

11:45  'THRILLS & FRILLS' - Michele Facey presenting

 

From serials THE HAZARDS OF HELEN with Helen Holmes to D. W. Griffith’s

A BEAST AT BAY (USA 1912) with Mary Pickford

 

1:00  LUNCH

 

2:00  THE RUNAWAY EXPRESS (US 1926) - Kevin Brownlow introducing 64’

Directed by Edward Sedgwich and staring Jack Dougherty, Blanche Mehaffey and Tom O'Brien

possible support (GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1903) 12’ this programme my change

 

3:30  'PLAYING TRAINS' - David Wyatt presenting

 

Railway Comedies from THE KISS IN THE TUNNEL (UK 1899) Riley/Bamforth to

PLAY SAFE (USA 1927) with Monty Banks

 

5:00  'LA ROUE AND IT’S MAKING' – Kevin Brownlow presenting

 

AUTOUR DE LA ROUE (Fr 1926) 15’ Director: Blaise Cendrars 

plus sequences from Able Gance’s LA ROUE (Fr 1923) 30’

 

7:00  DINNER

 

8.15  'RAILWAY DEVILS, GHOSTS AND RAIDERS' - Neil Brand introducing (?)

 

RAILROAD RAIDERS OF ‘62 (US 1911) 12’ –an early version of THE GENERAL) plus

WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES  (1907) 5’

 

THE GHOST TRAIN/DER GEISTERZUG (UK/Ger1927) 87’

Directed by Géza von Bolváry from the play by Arnold Ridley and starring Guy Newall, Ilse Bois and Louis Ralph

PROGRAMME NOTES (PDF) coming soon