Silent Movie Festival

August 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall
37 S Depot St
Ludlow, VT 05149
(802) 228-7239

This is a free event. But donations to support FOLA are accepted.

Her Sister from Paris is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by Sidney Franklin and starring Constance Talmadge, Ronald Colman and George K. Arthur. Unlike many silent films, it is still extant.

In Vienna a famous novelist and his wife have an argument and she leaves to stay with her mother. At the railway station, she meets her identical twin, a celebrated dancer in Paris, who agrees to play a trick on her husband to help rekindle their marriage. Before long both the novelist and his friend, an official at the British Embassy, have fallen in love with her.

The movie follows the efforts of the two men to attract the woman they believe to be the famous dancer – and the eventual comedic outcome.

The movie featured Talmadge playing both roles of the wife and sister using double image photography.

Jeff Rapsis will provide the musical background to the film, creating the environment originally experienced by silent movie goers.

A short comedy skit film clip will precede the screening of Her Sister from Paris.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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