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The Johnstown Flood

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(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.