The Franklin Historical Museum will take a wild and hilarious trip back in time to the heyday of silent films in the 1920s with movies by Harold Lloyd – the great comic genius. And they will save you money, too. When Harold Lloyd films were shown in Franklin a century ago, a ticket cost a quarter – but at the Franklin Historical Museum, the showing is FREE.
If you’ve never experienced the fast-paced and sophisticated humor of the silent era, you are in for a treat at this FREE, all ages show. Kids and adults will be entranced! The Museum opens at 10 AM on Saturday and the film will be shown starting at 11:00 and finishing by about 12:30. The museum closes at 1.
- Showing on Saturday, Feb. 18, Safety Last!, (73 minutes) a 1923 American silent romantic-comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. It includes one of the most famous images from the silent-film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic.
- Showing Saturday, Feb. 25, The Freshman, (76 minutes) a 1925 American silent comedy film that tells the story of a college freshman trying to become popular by joining the school football team. It stars Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, and James Anderson. It remains one of Lloyd's most successful and enduring films.
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