Chicago, IL: When Knighthood Was In Flower

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Chicago, IL: When Knighthood Was In Flower

PostTue Aug 22, 2017 9:03 am


Sun Sept 3 at 3:00
When Knighthood Was In Flower (new restoration from Undercrank Prods./LoC)
live piano accompaniment by David Drazin
Show details and ticket info are HERE.
Gene Siskel Film Center
of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N. State Street | Chicago, IL
Screening is part of the Center's annual Recently Restored series.


pasted from the Siskel Center website:
This lavishly produced costume drama was an enormous, critically acclaimed hit, establishing William Randolph Hearst protégée Marion Davies as a bankable star and credible actress. She gives a winning performance, full of sass and charm, as Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's kid sister, whose heart belongs to Captain of the Guard Charles Brandon (Stanley) but whose blustering brother wants to palm her off in an alliance-cementing marriage to France's doddering monarch Louis XII. The excellent restoration from the only surviving 35mm nitrate print includes color-tinting and recreated hand-colored effects. 2K DCP digital restoration from Undercrank Productions. (MR)
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