HIS PICTURE IN THE PAPERS
1916, 62 min, USA, Dir: John Emerson

Douglas Fairbanks plays Pete Prindle, the son of a highly successful processed food magnate in this sassy satire about fame and advertising that, 100+ years later, still feels contemporary. Penned by the one and only Anita Loos (WILD AND WOOLLY, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES).


THE THREE MUSKETEERS
1921, 136 min, USA, Dir: Fred Niblo

This exciting adaptation of the oft-filmed Alexandre Dumas novel stars Douglas Fairbanks as d'Artagnan, who travels to Paris to join the king’s elite guard and joins musketeers Athos, Aramis and Porthos to defend the crown against intrigue in the 17th century. Loaded with lavish costumes and swashbuckling action, the film features such early Hollywood stars as Adolphe Menjou, Eugene Pallette and Barbara La Marr. This major new restoration was created in collaboration with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, based on the original elements that Fairbanks donated to MoMA in 1939.


WILD AND WOOLLY
1917, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Emerson

In possibly his best pre-swashbuckling comedy, Douglas Fairbanks stars as a young New Yorker who longs for the excitement of the Old West. Energetically directed by John Emerson, with a witty script and wryly ironic intertitles by husband and wife Emerson and Anita Loos, and cinematography by Victor Fleming.


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