Allan Dwan, 1922
With Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks was among the first of the truly international movie stars. Known for his death-defying physicality and stuntwork, Fairbanks brought to his roles a sense of can-do American optimism and Jazz Age exuberance.<br><br>This series gives an overview of his work, beginning with his first film and including his final silent one, with each night's screening set to the live piano accompaniment of Brian Casey.<br><br></b>All prints provided by<b>The Douris Corporation.</b>
One of the undoubted masterpieces of the silent era, this lavish retelling of Robin Hood is still able to wow audiences with its stunning evocation of England in the Middle Ages and Fairbanks's astounding stunts.
Cheer him as he leaps from trees and turrets to wage spirited warfare against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. With Wallace Beery and Alan Hale. (120 mins.)