You’d be Surprised (1926)
Date: Fri 17th Feb, 2023
Time: 11:45 hrs
Price: £8.50 / £5.00
Dir: Arthur Rosson
USA (1926), 65 mins, PG
Newly restored and re-issued on DVD/Blu-Ray thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign from Ben Model.
In a companion to our Live From New York event, the
Oscar-winning director, film historian and silent film champion Kevin Brownlow introduces another Raymond Griffith crime caper.
You’d be Surprised, featuring inter-titles by the humourist Robert Benchley of Algonquin Round Table fame. It provoked mixed reactions.
A contemporary critic described it as “One of the very best or very worst comedies I ever saw” but when shown recently at Cinecon, Hollywood, it was judged the undisputed hit of the weekend. With live piano accompaniment from John Sweeney.
EVENT RUNNING TIME APPROX 1 hr 15 mins