Silent Night – Chicago
Accompanied by Stephen Horne & Martin Pyne
1927 / USA / 118 min / B&W
Director: Frank Urson
Phyllis Haver, Julia Faye, Victor Varconi, May Robson
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins about the true story of Beulah Annan (Roxie) and her sensational murder of her boyfriend. This film adds detail about that murder but also treads carefully in accordance with the Hays Code – Roxie certainly gets her required comeuppance. A rare opportunity to see one of early cinema’s great feature films – and, of course, with a unique live accompaniment.