On each movie night, we show a classic film from the silent-movie era of the 1910-1920s on the big screen at St. John’s. Internationally-acclaimed silent film accompanist William O’Meara provides improvised music on the organ. Admission is free. Donation proceeds from the evenings will be directed to FaithWorks.
In For Heaven’s Sake, Harold is a young, carefree millionaire who unwittingly makes a donation that is used to start a Christian mission led by Brother Paul in the poor part of town. Harold is initially indignant when he learns that his name is associated with the mission, but he soon falls in love with Brother Paul’s daughter, Hope. To impress Hope, Harold goes to great lengths to attract members of the pool hall gang to the mission. When Harold and Hope announce their engagement, Harold’s wealthy friends try to prevent him from marrying beneath his station. Harold, though, is determined to marry the woman he loves.
The leading film critic Leonard Maltin gave For Heaven’s Sake a rating of 4 stars out of 4 and described the movie as “screamingly funny”.
The 2015 Silent Film series will continue on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. with the screening of another comedy. The current plans are to present on April 18 a movie starring Buster Keaton.
Mark your calendars now for Saturday February 21 and Saturday April 18. Please join us for the silent movie screenings and be sure to invite your friends.