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An evening of silent movies starring Max Davidson
22nd February 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm£5.25
The late 1920s was the heyday for film actor and comedian Max Davidson (1875 – 1950). Engaged at the famous Hal Roach Studios for a series of Jewish comedies which were set around his ‘beard’ character Max developed some of the greatest comedies of the era and yet Davidson is hardly remembered today. Standing out from the slick silent film stars of the time with his thick and shaggy hair, the 5’4” tall Max played the stereotypical Old World-Jewish comic, a personality he very much became to specialize in for the rest of his film career.
James Harrison from South West Silents (https://southwestsilents.com/) and DAVAR are proud to present a night celebrating the work of Max Davidson by screening three key films from Max’s time working for the great king of comedy Hal Roach. James will provide a brief background to the films before their screening. South West Silents aims to celebrate the history of cinema and share their passion for silent film with the wider cinema-going audience by producing eye opening silent film events not only in the South West of England but throughout the United Kingdom
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