Silents in the Cathedral

4th Annual

Friday, October 26, 2001
Grace Episcopal Cathedral
(corner 8th & Polk Sts., Topeka, Kansas)
7:00 p.m.
This event was FREE and open to the public

Dr. Marvin Faulwell provided live accompaniment
to each film on the cathedral organ. Denise Morrison
provided introductions to each film.

An intermission followed the first film .


FILMS INCLUDE:

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
    This feature version of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson short story of Good vs. Evil stars John Barrymore. It is considered the first silent feature length horror film made in the United States.
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912 & 1920)
    Two early short versions of the same story. The 1912 version features actor James Cruze. The 1920 version features Sheldon Lewis, who starred in the film in order to compete with John Barrymore.
  • Dr. Pychel and Mr. Pride (1925)
    This Stan Laurel short comedy is a parody of the classic tale of Jekyll and Hyde.

    This program was sponsored by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, in cooperation with Grace Episocpal Cathedral and funded by a grant from the Topeka Branch - National League of American Pen Women. It was free and open to the public.

    For information:

    Susan Marchant
    Phone (785) 233-2040
    e-mail: smarchan@tscpl.lib.ks.us

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