Fig Leaves and The Cradle Snatchers and Fazil

Fig Leaves and The Cradle Snatchers and Fazil

Fig Leaves

Dir. Howard Hawks. 1926, 70 mins., 35mm print from The Museum of Modern Art. With George O’Brien, Olive Borden. Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she meets a supercilious fashion designer and becomes a fashion model by day, knowing that her husband would disapprove. Adam and Eve are transplanted to modern New York in Hawks’s earliest existing silent film, a bold gender comedy that ends with a lavish fashion show

Event Timings: 2:pm

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The Cradle Snatchers

Dir. Howard Hawks. 1927, 59 mins., 35mm print from The Library of Congress. With Louise Fazenda, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ethel Wales. Tired of their husbands’ philandering, three wives decide to seek revenge by hiring three college boys to pose as their ‘young lovers.’ The boys do their job so well that, for a while, it looks like everybody’s going to end up in divorce court. Fortunately, however, the wandering husbands see the error of their ways and return to their spouses in this energetic adaptation of a popular Broadway farce.

Event Timings: 4:pm

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Dir. Howard Hawks. 1928, 75 mins. 35mm print from The Museum of Modern Art. With Charles Farrell, Greta Nissen. In this melodramatic desert romance, Fazil, an Arabian prince, marries Fabienne, a carefree Parisienne. But once Fabienne is subjected to the rigors of desert life, she rebels. Prince Fazil leaves her for his beloved desert and establishes a harem in this rarely screened Hawks silent.

Event Timings: 6:pm

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Fig Leaves and The Cradle Snatchers and Fazil
Event Category: Film / Cinema
When: September 8, 2013
Where: Museum of the Moving Image
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