(Irving Cummings, US 1926, 60 min., 35mm)
Fox poached Janet Gaynor from Universal with the offer of a supporting role in this proto-disaster movie, a period melodrama inspired by the actual catastrophe that struck Johnstown, PA, in 1889. Gaynor steals the show as a workman's daughter who warns the people of the impending deluge. Presented here in a new 35mm print preserved by the George Eastman Museum.
Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.