Don’t miss movie music maestro Neil Brand, performing live for this year’s hilarious Jeely Jar double-bill.
First up is a rare find produced by the Christie Film Company who launched the careers of dozens of comedy greats including Harold Lloyd and Fatty Arbuckle. In this short Dorothy Devore is reluctantly forced to pose as a child to leave the field clear for her older sister who is trying to catch a fiance. Cue a comedy of errors as little sis refuses to play the game and confounds everyone in her path, including children looking for a play-mate.
Next, lovable child superstar Baby Peggy plays the secretary in a busy newsroom who steps up to crack the case of a stolen pearl necklace. This family friendly show starts with a fun competition for all the audience.
Dir. Scott Sidney | US | 1921 | N/C U | 22 m
With: Dorothy Devore, Earle Rodney, Katherine Lewis, Eugenie Forde Dir. Alfred J. Goulding | US | 1924| N/C U | German/French intertitles with English surtitles
With: Baby Peggy, Buddy Williams, James T. Kelley Performing live: Neil Brand (piano)
Screening material courtesy of: Lobster Films and BFI National Archive
Note: if the event is shown as ‘sold out’ please contact the HippFest Box Office directly on 01324 506850 to enquire about ‘heritage seating’ availability or to be added to a waiting list.
If you like this try: our Billie Ritchie cuppa talk, Make a Scene in the Library from 12:00 to 14:00 drop-in, Laurel & Hardy (comedy triple bill) and our family friendly New Found Sound event on Sunday morning with pupils from Falkirk Schools.