The Nut / The Matrimaniac
Directed by Ted Reed
The Nut / The Matrimaniac
Marguerite De La Motte
Writer Anita Loos
Douglas Fairbank's reputation as an acrobatic adventurer is so great that it often overshadows his prodigious skills as a comedian. This double feature of rarely-seen works offers a wonderful sampling of the superstar's gift for mirth-making.
Fairbank's flair for Keatonesque visual gags is showcased in The Nut, in which he portrays an eccentric inventor who applies his quirky contraptions to promoting the humanitarian ambitions of a Greenwich Village social worker (Marguerite De La Motte). Hightlighted by a cameo appearance by Charlie Chaplin, The Nut is a dizzying, carefree romp that perfectly captures Fairbanks's inimitable screen effervescence.
In The Matrimaniac, true love in the Modern Age is again the driving force behind Fairbanks's hyper-kinetic hijinks. Jimmie Conroy (Fairbanks) is determined to marry his sweetheart Marna (Constance Talmadge), but their elopement is complicated by the girl's father (Wilbur Higby). Jimmie's madcap quest via train, automobile, and telephone wire is a celebration of American science and transportation, showing the true value these innovations hold for those clever enought to properly exploit them.
The powers of dark magic rule the night as a college campus turns into a nest of evil in chilling masterpiece of su…' https://t.co/3m2l1gKrKu'
RT' @joe_dante': Overbearing reporter Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin)’s supernatural beliefs ensured his outsider status in “The Night Stalker”…
RT' @TrailersFromHel': Overbearing reporter Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin)’s steadfast belief in the supernatural ensured his outsider status…
RT' @CinemaBandwagon': HUGE than you to' @BethesdaStudios' +' @Fallout' for one of the coolest #ReclamationDay parties we have ever had at the' @a…'
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': Tonight's Movie: THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1945) - A' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray Review' https://t.co/RoYlag684W'' @KLStudioClassic' M…
Our next #31DaysofHorror recommendation comes from our Director of Educational Sales Estelle Grosso (@estellevision…' https://t.co/U0fGubswSq'
RT' @StampShelley': Preview screenings from the @KinoLorber FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS set continue this weekend at the Gene Siskel @filmcente…
RT' @QuadCinema': "You’re in for something more artful, ethereal and, perhaps, pathological than a routine vampire skin flick." -@nytimes. Fi…
RT' @QuadCinema': One of Jean Rollin’s darkest and goriest movies, THE LIVING DEAD GIRL stars Françoise Blanchard, who pulls out all the stop…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.