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Silent cinema

What Happened to Jones?

+ intro by Simon Albertini

Reginald Denny stars in this cracking farce featuring pre-wedding japes.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Reginald Denny’s granddaughter and biographer, Kimberly Pucci, will no longer be able to introduce this screening. The screening will now feature an introduction from Simon Albertini.

Image from What Happened to Jones? + intro on behalf of Reginald Denny’s granddaughter and biographer Kimberly Pucci

USA 1926
Dir William A Seiter
With Reginald Denny, Marian Nixon, Otis Harlan, Zazu Pitts
Certificate PG
With live piano accompaniment by Cyrus Gabrysch

You might recognise Reginald Denny from his part as the personable estate manager in Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940) or as Algy in the 1930s Bulldog Drummond series, but in his youth this dashing actor from Richmond, Surrey was the toast of Hollywood. This cracking farce on a ‘night before the wedding’ theme, scripted by Melville W Brown, showcases Denny’s gift for comedy and his likeable personality.

Prince of Drones: The Reginald Denny Story, by Kimberly Pucci, is out now.


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