This month, our Cinema Classics series presents a new digital restoration of the early sound film BEGGARS OF LIFE! Widely regarded as Louise Brooks’ best film, BEGGARS OF LIFE features a largely silent narrative supplemented with talking sequences and recorded score. The Sunday screening is free for Hollywood Theatre members!
BEGGARS OF LIFE (1928):
After killing her violent stepfather, Nancy (Louise Brooks) tries to evade police and flee the country. She befriends kindly drifter Jim (Richard Arlen) and, dressed as a boy, rides the rails with him en route to Canada, until an encounter with a rowdy band of hobos led by the blustery Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery) leads to a daring, desperate conflict on top of a moving train. Based on the memoir of real-life hobo Jim Tully and directed with adventuresome verve by William Wellman, BEGGARS OF LIFE is an essential American original. Featuring a new original score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.