1926. Germany. Directed by Lupu Pick. With Mary Nolan (billed as Imogene Robertson), Ernst Reicher, Johannes Riemann. 35mm. 108 min.
Though Mary Nolan’s career in Germany as “Imogene Robertson” is virtually unknown territory in this country, she appeared in nine films in 1926 alone. Dames, Janes, Dolls, and Canaries includes a rare screening of one such film, the sole silent in the series: The Armored Vault. Directed by Lupu Pick, who also died far too young, it was billed as a melodrama about a ring of counterfeiters. Presented in a print with a new intertitle translation from MoMA, this screening will likely count as only the second time the film has ever been shown in New York. It was previously screened at the 55th Street Playhouse, “with a specially prepared synchronised accompaniment and sound effects,” in November 1928.
This film accompanies Dames, Janes, Dolls, and Canaries: Women Stars of the Pre-Code Era.
Where: The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1 at the Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M
Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for children ages 16 and under & Museum members, screening ticket required)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required.
Film admission is partial Museum admission. The price of a film ticket can be applied toward the price of Museum admission or MoMA membership within 30 days of your purchase. For more info, visit https://www.moma.org/visit/film.