Saturday, November 2, 2002

Sally of the Sawdust

Recently signed up with Netflix. One of the first films I rented was Sally of the Sawdust (1925), starring W.C. Fields and Carol Dempster. Alfred Lunt also had a part. It was directed by D.W. Griffith. This film wasn't bad, and there are some memorable moments. Interestingly, there is a reference to the "old army game."

On imdb, there is a long write up about the film. The reviewer notes that "Sally of the Sawdust  was first introduced to television as part of the 13-week series on public television's 1971 presentation of THE SILENT YEARS, hosted by Orson Welles, which was, by this time, the only known surviving silent movie to feature Fields." What about the following year's It's the Old Army Game, with Louise Brooks? Was that film thought lost then?

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