Saturday, May 19th, 2018 @ 1:30PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]
When: Saturday, May 19th @ 1:30PM
What: Romance of the Underworld (1928)
Directed by Irving Cummings, 68 min, USA. With Mary Astor, John Boles, Robert Elliott.
*This film accompanies WilliamFox Presents: Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Fox Film Corporation.
Although he’s best remembered for his gaudy Technicolor musicals of the 1940s (Down Argentine Way, That Night in Rio), the director Irving Cummings specialized in moody urban dramas during the silent era, among them this gritty fable featuring Mary Astor as a country girl lured into a life of prostitution in the big city. Upstanding businessman John Boles promises to take her away from all this, but then her former pimp turns up with blackmail on his mind. This 1928 film was released with a Movietone score and dialogue sequences, though only the silent version, preserved by MoMA, survives. Piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura.
Where: Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M
Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for Museum members)
Buy tickets online: https://www.showclix.com/event/f-28520-Romance-of-the-Underworl/listing
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required. A film admission ticket does not include admission to the Museum galleries. The price of a film admission ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket or MoMA membership within 30 days.