Silent Film Series Lon Chaney Double Feature “THE UNKNOWN” and “WEST OF ZANZIBAR”
Doors: 6:00PM Film: 6:30 Rated: NR
Enjoy a silent film in a restored moviehouse with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.
Two strange late silent thrillers, both starring Chaney at the peak of his career and directed by Todd Browning, who would later helm the cult film ‘Freaks’ (1932). In ‘The Unknown’ (1927), Chaney plays ‘Alonzo the Armless,’ a circus knife-thrower (he uses his feet!) with a dark past who lusts after trapeze artist Joan Crawford, who is pursued by the circus strong man, but she has a phobia about being held by a man. See where this is going? In ‘West of Zanzibar’ (1928), Chaney plays a vaudeville magician who loses use of his legs in an accident but still journeys to Africa to seek revenge on the wealthy businessman (Lionel Barrymore) who stole his beloved.
General admission $10.
Presented by The Flying Monkey
39 Main St
Plymouth, NH 03264