CINECON CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL
3727 West Magnolia Boulevard, # 760
Burbank, CA 91505
Contact: Bob Birchard [email protected]
LOST CHARLIE CHAPLIN FILM
TO HAVE ITS WEST COAST RE-PREMIERE
AT CINECON 46
A Thief Catcher (Keystone, 1914), featuring a previously unknown performance by silent comedy star Charlie Chaplin, will have its west coast re-premiere during the 46th annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood California over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-6, 2010
Chaplin is officially credited with appearing in thirty-five films during his year at Keystone in 1914, but he claimed in various interviews that he had also played bit roles as a cop and a barber while at the studio--but he did not name the films, and although there has been some speculation about the possibility of additional Chaplin-Keystone appearances, none has turned up until now. Film collector Paul Gierucki found a 16mm film print in a trunk at a Taylor, Michigan, antique store last year. "I could tell it was a Keystone comedy, so I haggled and got it for $100," says Gierucki, but he didn't get around to looking at the print for several months. When he did put it on a projector this past March, he was astonished when Chaplin appeared as a cop about six minutes into the film for an extended two-minute cameo. "My heart stopped," Gierucki recalls. "I recognized him immediately."
Starring Keystone's famed comic villains Ford Sterling and Mack Swain, with support from Edgar Kennedy, A Thief Catcher was in production between January 5-26, 1914, soon after Chaplin arrived at the Keystone studio, and it represents the second or third screen role for the soon-to-be world famous comedy star.
A Thief Catcher is one of nearly forty rare and unusual films to be screened during the five-day Cinecon film festival, and will be shown on Saturday afternoon during a themed film preservation segment of the program. Other titles scheduled include Harold Lloyd's campus comedy The Freshman (1925); The King of Burlesque (1936) starring Alice Faye and Warner Baxter; The Sea Wolf (1930) the last film of screen star Milton Sills before his untimely death at age 48; Tennessee's Pardner (1916) with "eternal flapper" Fannie Ward; and Cadet Girl (1941) a pre WW II romp starring tragic pinup girl Carole Landis.
In addition to the film screenings, Cinecon offers a movie memorabilia and collectibles show during the festival at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, 1755 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood.
Oscar-nominated actor Don Murray will receive the Cinecon Career Achievement Award at a celebrity-studded banquet on Sunday evening, September 5th. Murray is well-known to moviegoers for his leading roles in such big screen classics as Bus Stop, Advise and Consent, Baby The Rain Must Fall, Shake Hands With the Devil, From Hell to Texas, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Peggy Sue Got Married; and has also won fans with numerous TV characterizations in series like Knott's Landing, The Outcasts and How The West Was Won, as well as numerous made-for-TV features. He has also worked behind the scenes as a screenwriter, producer (The Hoodlum Priest) and director (The Cross and the Switchblade).
Michele Lee, star of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Comic, and numerous other movies, TV programs and Broadway shows will present Don Murray's Career Achievement Award. Michele played Murray's husband through the first seasons of the long-running CBS series Knots Landing.
Previous Cinecon Career Achievement Award honorees include Celeste Holm, Luise Rainer, Roger Corman, Jackie Cooper, Rose Marie, Mickey Rooney, Diane Baker, Rhonda Fleming, Ray Harryhausen and Jane Russell. Through its 45 year history other Cinecon honorees include such Hollywood legends as Colleen Moore, Myrna Loy, Hal Roach, Burgess Meredith, Alice Faye, Jean Simmons, Fayard Nicholas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Eleanor Powell, Ruby Keeler and directors Robert Wise, Delbert Mann, and Vincent Sherman and Budd Boetticher.
For more details and registration information visit the Cinecon Classic Film Festival web site at http://www.cinecon.org
FILM SCREENING SCHEDULE FOR CINECON 46
EGYPTIAN THEATER 6712 Hollywood Blvd. ALL SHOWTIMES ARE APPROXIMATE
Thursday September 2, 2010
7:00 PM: DINNER FOR EIGHT (1934) ? EARLY TECHNICOLOR SHORT
7:20 PM: KING OF BURLESQUE (1936) WARNER BAXTER, ALICE FAYE 85min
8:55 PM: DOWN ON THE FARM (1921) LOUISE FAZENDA, HARRY GRIBBON 65 min
10:15 PM: VOICE OF HOLLYWOOD 2 SHORTS introduced by DAVID STENN
10:50 PM: I LIKE IT THAT WAY (1934) GLORIA STUART, ROGER PRYOR 67 min
Friday September 3, 2010
9:00 AM: RHAPSODY IN WOOD (1947) GEORGE PAL PUPPETOON
9:10 AM: BOMBSHELL (1933) JEAN HARLOW, LEE TRACY 96 min
10:55 AM: TENNESSEE?S PARDNER (1916) FANNIE WARD 65 min
1:35 PM: THE PEPPERY SALT (1935) ANDY CLYDE
2:00 PM: THE FRESHMAN (1925) HAROLD LLOYD, JOBYNA RALSTON
3:45 PM: THIS IS THE LIFE (1935) introduced by JANE WITHERS 63min
5:00 PM: TWO SHORTS WITH LOUISE CURRIE
8:00 PM: THE GROCERY CLERK (1919) ? LARRY SEMON
8:20 PM: THE WAY OF THE STRONG (1928) Directed by FRANK CAPRA 61 min
9:30 PM: EASY TO TAKE (1936) Introduced by Marsha Hunt and Marilyn Knowlden 67 min
10:50 PM: YOU NEVER KNOW WOMEN (1926) Directed by WILLIAM WELLMAN 65 min
Saturday September 4, 2010
9:00 AM: VOICE OF HOLLYWOOD
9:10 AM: WARNER ARCHIVE PROGRAM - meet GEORGE FELTENSTEIN plus unseen shorts
10:20 AM: SATURDAY AT THE BIJOU
Return to those glorious days of yesteryear with a full program like they used to do on Saturday mornings.
Featuring SHORTS ? TRAILERS ? NEWSREEL ? SERIAL CHAPTER ? PRIZES ?plus our BIG FEATURE
Buck Jones in THE THRILL HUNTER (1933) 60 min
1:45 PM: FILM PRESERVATION PROGRAM
featuring a fragment of FLAMING YOUTH (1923), the documentary KEEPERS OF THE FRAME
and the newly discovered Charlie Chaplin short A THIEF CATCHER (1914)
3:45 PM: THE CASE OF BECKY (1915) BLANCHE SWEET, CARLYLE BLACKWELL 65 min
5:00 PM: A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS (1918) A New Restoration introduced by PATRICK STANBURY
7:45 PM: FROM BAD TO WORSE (1937) ? CHARLEY CHASE
8:05 PM: THE SEA WOLF (1930) MILTON SILLS 87 min
9:45 PM: THE TESTING BLOCK (1920) WILLIAM S. HART 70 min.
11:00 PM: THE COLLEGE COQUETTE (1929) JOBYNA RALSTON 68 min
Sunday September 5, 2010
9:00AM: DO DETECTIVES THINK? (1927) STAN LAUREL & OLIVER HARDY
9:20 AM: THE BREAKING POINT (1924) NITA NALDI 75 min
10:45 AM: MISTER BIG (1943) IN PERSON CINECON HONOREE BOBBY SCHEERER 63 min
1:30 PM: THE BOY FRIEND (1928) MAX DAVIDSON
1:55 PM: FROM HELL TO TEXAS (1958) IN PERSON: CINECON HONOREE DON MURRAY
4:20 PM: DOUBLE OR NOTHING (1937) BING CROSBY, MARY CARLISLE 90 min.
7:15 PM: COCKTAIL RECEPTION & CELEBRITY BANQUET
Monday September 6, 2010
9:00AM: GODDESS OF SPRING (1934) SILLY SYMPHONY
9:20 AM: BROTHERS (1930) BERT LYTELL, DOROTHY SEBASTIAN 79min
10:45 AM: THE SEVENTH DAY (1922) RICHARD BARTHELMESS 60min
12:00 AM: CADET GIRL (1941) CAROLE LANDIS GEORGE MONTGOMERY 69 min
2:30 PM: CROOKED STREETS (1920) JACK HOLT 57 min
3:45 PM: CROSS COUNTRY CRUISE (1934) LEW AYRES, JUNE KNIGHT 72 min
5:10 PM: CAREER WOMAN (1936) CLAIRE TREVOR 76 min
Program subject to change without notice
Added by thepetsitter1 on August 25, 2010