Marion Davies stars in this charming light comedy as Mamie, whom we watch grow from a young orphan into a daring young woman. Circumstances force her to embark on a road trip to the wilds of Arizona, along with a young boy in her care named Zander, in hopes of finding his father. Finally arriving out West, she finds shelter at a ranch housing a cowboy, (Harrison Ford) and his two pals, who have both the sheriff and marauding bandits hot on their trail. Part love story, part rollicking Western, Zander the Great has more twists than a desert rattlesnake.
Preserved by the Library of Congress and provide by Undercrank Productions.
This wonderful screen gem is enhanced by live piano accompaniment from Cleveland native David Drazin, an accomplished virtuoso with a talent for playing off the cuff. David selects the perfect piece from his impressive mental repertoire to heighten the viewing experience for our audience. In addition to knowing just the right thing to play for any silent film imaginable, David is also an expert in jazz, classical, blues, and boogie-woogie. Having his talent truly makes our Silent September series something to behold.
This program will be held live in-person in the auditorium.