TOL'ABLE DAVID (Inspiration Pictures, December 31, 1921)
This landmark American film stars Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette and Ernest Torrence. A ripping drama filmed on location in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the film tells the Biblical story of David and Goliath set in a rural American villiage of the early 20th century. The final battle is considered among the most intense scenes ever filmed. One of the great American films, "Tol'able David" influenced filmmakers around the world. It continues to surprise and amaze audiences with its engaging performances, beautiful on location photography and gripping drama.
This superb 16mm print contains the school house dance scene in original red and blue tints, and a terrific and authentic theatre organ accompaniment by the "dean of theatre organists," Gaylord Carter who began accompanying films at the end of WWI in some of the biggest theaters in the US. Carter's career spanned several continents and some 70 years.