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Continuing its practice of presenting the historical development of the cinema in the United States, the Harvard Film Society is sponsoring two shows at the Institute of Geographical Explorations at 4 and 8 o'clock today.
The movies to be shown will furnish a survey of the film from 1895-1932. Foremost among the directors in this brilliantly creative period were D. W. Griffith, Thomas H. Ince, Mack Sennett, and Frank Powell, and one production of each will be presented.
Griffith's "The New York Hat", produced in 1912 and numbering such immortals as Mary Pickford, Lional Barrymore and Lillian Gish in its cast, will be the first film shown. Ince's. "The Fugitive", a ruthlessly tragic drama that ushered in the peculiar "Western" era, follows.
"The Clever Dummy" by Sennett is next on the program. The last presentation, "A Fool There Was", by Powell, is notable for having given the word "Vamp" to the English language.
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