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The Music House Museum is proud to offer yet another streaming Silent Movie: “Suds”, accompanied by Iong-time contributor Dave Calendine.
Suds is a 1920 American silent comedy film directed by John Francis Dillon and starring Mary Pickford. The film is based on the 1904 English stage play ‘Op o’Me Thumb, a one-act work first produced in London and presented the following year in New York with Maude Adams, a curtain raiser for her appearance in Peter Pan.
Amanda Afflick (Mary Pickford) is a poor laundry woman working in London. She is too weak to do the hard work, but is always picked on and humiliated by her boss Madame Didier (Rose Dione). Amanda is desperately in love with the handsome customer Horace Greensmith (Albert Austin), but none of her colleagues thinks she has a chance of being his sweetheart.
One afternoon Amanda gets in trouble again and is forced to work all night long. All alone, she fantasizes about her first and only meeting with Horace, eight months ago. All the fellow employees ridicule her for still having faith that he will return someday to pick up his clothes. Amanda is fed up with all her colleagues making fun of her and lies that she is a duchess, coming from a wealthy family. She comes up with a story of her having an affair with Horace. Her father found out and sent her to live in London.
Experience this classic with the live accompaniment of Dave Calendine on our “Cinderella” Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Calendine is an amazingly talented organist and pianist and a great entertainer. A resident of the Detroit area, Dave is one of the two organists for The Detroit Red Wings, is the staff organist at The Fox Theater, has accompanied the Rockettes in both Detroit and New York, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as, well as concerts at the Sanfillipo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions. Calendine is also the current President of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS).
Streaming will start at 7:00Pm on April 13 and will continue until 8:00PM on April 20. Tickets can be purchased on MyNorth Tickets or through our website: musichouse.com.