- THE ATHENAEUM
- WEDDINGS & EVENTS
- FM YOUNG WRITERS COMPETITION
Guests will be treated to two films in Junes “Classic Film Group”
SAFETY LAST (USA 1922)
Dir. by Fred Newmayer.
Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davies.
This is a silent film, with titles and a good music track, but it is EVEN NOW one of the funniest films you can see. Harold is a young man from the country, who goes to the Big City to make his fame and fortune, and ends having to climb up a skyscraper.
Also THE PLANK. 1967, UK.
A slapstick comedy following the misadventures of two builders who require a floorboard. Written and directed by Eric Sykes, it includes most of Britain’s top comedians at that time, including Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle, Jimmy Tarbuck and, of course, Eric Sykes.
Although not strictly a silent film, it is unusual in having little dialogue. Instead, the film is punctuated by grunts, other vocal noises and sound effects.
Apropos of nothing, the plank itself was sold at auction in December, 2011 for £1050.