Arcada Silent Film Night: The Bells accompanied live by Jay Warren
The Bells is a 1926 American crime thriller film directed by James Young, starring Lionel Barrymore and featuring Boris Karloff. Mathias, an innkeeper with several other businesses, seeks to be burgomaster of a small Austrian hamlet. One evening a Polish Jew enters Mathias’ inn. The man displays a money belt filled with gold, which Mathias, having had much to drink with the man, eyes closely. When the man leaves in a blizzard, Mathias pursues and kills him. Jay Warren, Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, will be providing accompaniment to bring all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life.