TILLIE’S NIGHTMARE, written by A. Baldwin Sloane, and starring Marie Dressler, was such a hit on Broadway, that it was adapted for a Keystone Film Company production, complete with the Keystone Cops. Dressler, who plays a country girl, meets Charlie Chaplin, a stranger from the city. When Chaplin, and his girlfriend, played by Mabel Normand, discover she is an heiress, they form a plot on how to separate Tillie from her money. Directed by Mack Sennett, it was the first feature-length movie ever made, and the last one Charlie Chaplin made that he neither wrote nor directed.
See the film as silents are meant to be heard – with live music!
Accompanying the film is organist Wayne Zimmerman, making this his 7th year with ELTC. Wayne has played in a variety of venues from coast-to-coast and in Hawaii, regaling audiences with his silent-film accompaniment and concerts.
Co-sponsored with The Cape May Film Society.