Wednesday, June 27th @ 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
842 S. Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles
Robin Hood (Silent, 1922)
United Artists, black/white, 127 minutes
Introduction by Leonard Maltin
Live accompaniment by Robert Israel on the Orpheum's 1928 Mighty Wulitzer organ
Douglas Fairbanks shines in the original superhero movie, one of the most enduring of the more than forty cinematic adaptations of the popular Robin Hood legend.
In addition to being one of the most expensive movies of the 1920s (with a budget of over a million dollars), Robin Hood was the first film to have a Hollywood premier (at the Egyptian Theatre).
The dynamic star power of Douglas Fairbanks, combined with the timeless legend of the bandit who “steals from the rich and gives to the poor,” makes for the ultimate swashbuckling movie.
A 1923 review in Picture Play calls the film “the most finished and artistic of (Fairbank’s) career,” and the life of the legendary actor and auteur recently served as inspiration for the Oscar-winning film The Artist.
Wallace Beery delivers a memorable performance as King Richard the Lionheart, and spectacular sets by architect Lloyd Wright round out the majesty of this production. Directed by Alan Dwan.
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