NILES ESSANAY SILENT FILM MUSEUM
Live piano accompaniment by Bruce Loeb
Saturday September 23rd at 7:30 pm
TRAMP TRAMP TRAMP (1926)
Hapless Harry (Harry Langdon) needs enough money to help his father pay rent on the family shoe business, so when attractive Betty Burton (Joan Crawford) suggests he enter a walking race sponsored by her father, Harry hopes to win the grand prize of $25,000. While traipsing across the country, one disastrous incident after another -- including a fall from a cliff, a stretch in prison and a deadly tornado -- stalls Harry's progress. Still, the determined young man is intent on being the victor.
Saturday October 7th at 7:30 pm
In this highly influential silent horror film, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok's servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home.