April 28 – TWO ARABIAN KNIGHTS [silent film accompaniment]

When: Sunday, April 28th @ 3:45PM
1927. Dir. Lewis Milestone, 82min., USA. With Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, and Montagu Love.

Winner of the first (and only) Oscar® for Best Comedy Direction at the inaugural Academy Awards® in 1929, Lewis Milestone’s quirky buddy caper chronicles the adventures of captured American soldiers Private W. Daingerfield Phelps III (William Boyd) and Sergeant Peter O’Gaffney (Louis Wolheim, later directed by Milestone in ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT) during World War I. Initially at odds, the two prisoners of war bond and plot an escape. After many failed attempts, the pair finally succeed in slipping out in Arab disguise and sneaking onto a cargo ship bound for Arabia, where they both fall for soon-to-be-married beauty Mirza (Mary Astor).

Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center | American Film Institute
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Directions: http://afi.com/silver/about/directions.aspx

Admission: $13$10 Seniors (65+), students and military (with valid ID); $9.50 AFI Members (2-Star level and higher); $8 Children (12 and under)