New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

John Barrymore

The Beloved Rogue

December 8, 2000 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1927, 110 minutes, b&w, 16mm)
(silent with live piano accompaniment by Mike Schiffer)

Directed by Alan Crosland
Starring John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day

The BELOVED ROGUE is a rousing epic of masterful performances and stunning settings. It is the story of legendary Parisian poet/adventurer Francois Villon, his battle of wits with King Louis XI and his romance with a damsel in distress. Barrymore is superb in the sequence in which he is banished from Paris.