fbpx Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew Shorts Program | George Eastman Museum
Planning a visit? Masks encouraged for museum visitors. Advance tickets recommended for nonmembers; click here to purchase tickets for future dates. 

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew Shorts Program

Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

Lest We Forget

(Sidney Drew, US 1917, 14 min., 16mm)

The Professor’s Romance

(Sidney Drew, US 1914, 14 min., 35mm)

The Professor’s Painless Cure

(Sidney Drew, US 1915, 13 min., 35mm)

By Might of His Right

(Sidney Drew, US 1915, 13 min., 35mm)

Sidney Drew was the brother of Georgiana Drew, who married Maurice Barrymore and gave birth to Lionel, Ethel, and John, making Sidney their uncle. Sidney Drew started acting on stage in the late nineteenth century with his first wife, Gladys Rankin, bringing legitimate drama to vaudeville. The pair moved to film in 1911, but Gladys died just after they signed a contract with Vitagraph in 1913. Drew married Lucille McVey in 1914 and she became the most famous “Mrs. Sidney Drew” as she costarred with her husband in more than 150 films between 1914 and 1919, with the two of them collaborating often on writing and direction as well. The team perfected a lighthearted situational comedy that often focused on skewering married life, but sometimes turned to satire of show business. 

This selection of shorts features films from both the George Eastman Museum and the Library of Congress.

Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.